Should I buy this FTSE 100 ‘reopening’ stock today?

first_img FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge 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. See all posts by Royston Wild 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. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Investor interest in so-called reopening stocks has sparked in recent weeks following government plans to jumpstart the UK economy. British Land (LSE: BLND), for example, has attracted plenty of attention. As a result, its share price has rocketed 32% during the past four months.However, there are several important issues UK share investors like me need to consider before buying this particular FTSE 100 recovery stock.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…Problems for this reopening stockShopping centre operators like British Land are, in my opinion, more risky reopening stocks than many other retail-focussed companies. This is because their properties tend to have a high proportion of non-essential retailers which are more susceptible to economic downturns.This explains why Local Data Company figures show shopping centres lost a whopping 6,984 stores in 2020. This accounted for 62% of all UK store closures last year. A prolonged period of weak consumer spending, combined with the end of furlough support schemes later this year, could prompt another fresh wave of bankruptcies among British Land’s tenants.There’s a possibility demand for British Land’s office space will also fall following the rise of flexible working during the pandemic. Building society Nationwide is the latest in a string of major British companies to announce plans to ditch its offices as remote working practices remain fashionable.Retail reductionsOf course my view on British Land as a sound reopening stock is just one. City analysts think the FTSE 100 firm can look forward to sustained earnings growth following the 33% earnings drop predicted for the outgoing fiscal year (to March). Rises of 21% and 7% are anticipated for financial 2022 and 2023 respectively.What’s more, British Land is reducing its exposure to the retail sector to bolster medium-to-long-term growth. It’s a segment that currently generates just over 30% of total earnings. And it seems a good idea due to the severe structural threats like e-tail and the growing importance of sustainability in shoppers’ minds. However, I’m mindful that this reopening stock won’t tear up its working model. It plans to reduce its exposure only fractionally, to 25%.In conclusionIn other good news, British Land has some handy financial wriggle room before it needs to take action concerning its debt covenants. This could give it a chance to develop its property portfolio for future growth if trading conditions remain stable.Remember though, that British Land does have a lot of debt on its balance sheet (adjusted net debt stood at £3.7bn as of September). This could be a big problem if Covid-19 lockdowns return.All things considered, I won’t be buying British Land shares. I think that recent good news on the Covid-19 is baked into the FTSE 100 share’s recent share price rise. And its meaty earnings multiple of 22 times could prompt a painful price reversal if pandemic-related news flow worsens. I’d rather buy other reopening stocks for my Stocks and Shares ISA today. Should I buy this FTSE 100 ‘reopening’ stock today?center_img Enter Your Email Address Royston Wild | Friday, 26th March, 2021 | More on: BLND Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended British Land Co. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more


first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Press Release Service An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Martinsville, VA Rapidísimas Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Submit a Press Releasecenter_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Tampa, FL Por Onell A. SotoPosted Jun 13, 2012 [Episcopal News Service] Una carta firmada por los obispos católicos romanos de Cuba defiende al cardenal Jaime Ortega por su actuación con respecto a los presos políticos y sus relaciones con el gobierno. Sin embargo, la oposición tanto dentro como fuera de Cuba rechaza la carta diciendo que “las críticas al cardenal se basan en hechos concretos”. Por otra parte, Emilio Cueto, un abogado de Washington, dice en una carta pública que “los amigos no se abandonan en tiempos difíciles” y que hay que ver todo lo bueno que ha hecho el cardenal. El jueves 7 de junio el cardenal recibió a las Damas de Blanco por casi cuatro horas. Al final de la reunión las damas dijeron que “tienen confianza” en el cardenal.Es la noticia del momento en Paraguay. Los paraguayos toman posiciones en bares y cantinas discutiendo la noticia de que su presidente, Fernando Lugo, ha admitido la paternidad de su cuarto hijo concebido cuando era obispo de San Pedro. El niño llamado Ángel tiene 10 años y su madre es la enfermera Narcisa Delacruz. Se está planeando una nueva ley para proteger a niños abandonados por sus padres, dijo Liz Torres, ministra de la Niñez y la Adolescencia. Lugo sólo ha hablado a través de su abogado.El periódico Daily News de Nueva York publicó recientemente un enorme anuncio para promocionar el Desfile del Día de Puerto Rico. En la parte superior izquierda del anuncio se puede ver la bandera cubana y la foto del futbolista puertorriqueño de los Gigantes, Víctor Cruz. El “pequeño” error de un editor distraído ha provocado indignación y risas entre la comunidad latina de la Gran Manzana. Las dos banderas son iguales excepto en los colores.El 23 de junio la Iglesia Episcopal de la Encarnación de Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, tendrá una fiesta especial: la celebración del 50 aniversario de la ordenación de cuatro jóvenes puertorriqueños que ese día recibieron las órdenes del diaconado. Los homenajeados son José Antonio Ramos que llegó a ser obispo de Costa Rica y los presbíteros Jorge Rivera y José Vilar. El cuarto miembro de ese grupo, Francisco Ramos, ya falleció.Miembros de la oposición interna y defensores de derechos humanos en Cuba han denunciado que en la primera semana de junio las fuerzas represivas de la isla han detenido a más de 50 disidentes pacíficos y periodistas independientes. También se informó que 22 mujeres relacionadas con las Damas de Blanco han sido detenidas por días.El 5 de junio, a la edad de 80 años ha fallecido en Guatemala el cardenal Rodolfo Quezada Toruño, que se distinguió por ser un “mediador y reconciliador” en el conflicto armado que sumió al país en la violencia por 36 años y terminó en 1996. Según cálculos oficiales cerca de un millón de personas murieron o desaparecieron. El presidente Otto Pérez ha dispuesto que se guarden tres días de duelo nacional.En la ciudad de Hialeah, aledaña a Miami, donde fue párroco de la Iglesia de San Lázaro e hizo una gran labor pastoral, ha fallecido Pedro Luis Pérez, sacerdote católico romano cubano de 85 años de edad tras prolongada lucha contra el cáncer. Nacido en Quivicán, en la antigua provincia de La Habana, fue ordenado en 1952. Tenía 10 hermanos, uno de ellos sacerdote ya fallecido, se llamaba Carlos. Llegó al exilio en 1961 después de guardar prisión en Cuba. Fue un hombre humilde, servicial y pastor de todos. Fue miembro activo de los Guías Espirituales del Exilio, el grupo ecuménico de obispos, pastores y laicos de Miami. Entre sus anécdotas se cuenta del hombre llegado de Cuba que lo buscó y llorando le dijo que él fue el que lo arrestó en su parroquia pero que venía a pedirle perdón. Con su característica voz queda, le dijo que ya hacía mucho tiempo que lo había hecho, le dio la bendición y un fuerte abrazo.Luis Díaz de Arce, pastor metodista cubano, falleció el domingo 5 de junio en un hogar de ancianos en Hialeah, cerca de Miami. Tenía 95 años. Nació en Cárdenas y dedicó toda su vida al ministerio cristiano especialmente en el trabajo juvenil y la educación cristiana. Fue pastor de la Iglesia Metodista Universitaria, una imponente iglesia cerca de la Universidad de La Habana. Le sobreviven sus hijos Mary Jane, Ana, Luis y Carlos. Su esposa Jane falleció en el año 2000. Luis fue considerado uno de los ministros más destacados de la Iglesia Metodista en Cuba.VERDAD. Yo soy la resurrección y la vida. El que cree en mí no morirá eternamente. Jesús en el evangelio de Juan (11:25). The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY last_img read more

Super Rugby Pick of the Week – Round 5

first_imgFriday Mar 25, 2011 Super Rugby Pick of the Week – Round 5 This coming weekend of Super Rugby is a historical one, as we’ll watch the first ever game played outside of the Tri Nations countries, on Sunday. For now we’ll have a quick look back at some of the best tries from the last round.Possibly the biggest story of round 5 was the massive upset that the Waratahs suffered at the hands of the Cheetahs, a side that had never won in Australia in the history of the tournament. They fronted up, played percentages, and dominated the breakdown. A few cameos off the bench didn’t hurt them either.If offloading in the tackle was the main feature of previous week’s best tries, this round could probably be slapped with the theme of speed, as we saw some tries scored at tremendous pace. That’s not necessarily one-on-one pace, but the way that the ball is shifted through the hands to counter attack, or score off first phase possession even.Rene Ranger was the recipient and supplier of two of the Blues tries against the Hurricanes as he showed his gas and offloading ability too. Sonny Bill Williams, as we’ve come to expect, did the same for the Crusaders against the Highlanders.In the South African derby of the weekend, Bjorn Basson of the Bulls and Bryan Habana of the Stormers had a great tussle as Basson got the better of the Springbok for the first try, then Habana came back well with a typically hungry try.As mentioned earlier, this weekend at Twickenham will be the first ever Super Rugby game held outside of Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. It’s the Crusaders ‘hosting’ the Sharks and most of the proceeds will go to the Earthquake Disaster relief fund.If you’re nearby, check out Rfu.comfor more info and to find out how to get tickets. It’s a great cause, should be a fantastic match, and you’ll get to see top All Blacks and Springboks in action. Time: 03:30 Music: Kid Mac – Hear You CallingADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. Highlanders player ratings vs Brumbies | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman The Highlanders have given themselves a decent shout at playing in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final. Who were the top dogs in what was effectively a semi-final showdown with the Brumbies? Hurricanes player ratings vs Reds | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman How did the Hurricanes rate in their final game of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, their 43-14 victory over the Reds? Super Rugby Pick of the Week – Round 5 | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

House on Fire Island / Resolution: 4 Architecture

first_img House on Fire Island / Resolution: 4 Architecture 2008 CopyAbout this officeResolution: 4 ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesPatchogueUnited StatesPublished on October 02, 2011Cite: “House on Fire Island / Resolution: 4 Architecture” 02 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalVentilated / Double Skin FacadeSTAC BONDAssembly Systems – GluedLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemPodsTrimoModular Space SolutionsHanging LampsAxolightPendant Lights – HoopsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryCabinetsburgbadWall Cabinet – Sys30AcousticUnika VaevAcoustics – Ecoustic® Foliar TileMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily Save this picture!© RES4+ 18 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard United States Projects “COPY” CopyHouses•Patchogue, United Statescenter_img Architects: Resolution: 4 Architecture Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  3379 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Text description provided by the architects. Located on Fire Island, a barrier island off of Long Island, NY, this bayfront house is the summer retreat for a family who lives and works in Manhattan. The house is designed as two distinct volumes, to provide the parents and their adult children with separate quarters for living and entertaining. The volumes are clad in cedar and connected by a glass bridge, sheltering a courtyard and pool, which receive western exposure for maximum daylight. Save this picture!© RES4Recommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsThe design of the house prioritizes views and access to the outdoors. The typical configuration of private spaces stacked on top of a lower public zone is flipped; in this residence, the communal upper level enjoys the best views and access to outdoor decks for entertaining.  Save this picture!© RES4Kitchen, dining, and living space flows out to the bay beyond, ideal for watching summer sunsets. Large expanses of glass, in the form of continuous sliding doors break down the boundary between interior and exterior, and add to the airy, openess of the house. Save this picture!© RES4The house embraces local island traditions, through both its construction process and its design. Cars are prohibited on the small island, so the house and its material were brought on barges to the site. The primary mode of transportation on the island is wagons and bikes.  Save this picture!© RES4The design of the large curving entry ramp accommodates for this mode of transportation, allowing wagons to be wheeled right up to the front door. Plenty of parking for bikes is also provided. Natural ground cover of beach grasses and brush keep the site low maintenance and sensitive to local vegetation. The cedar siding ages to a silvery grey, and adapts this modern volume to the beachfront vernacular.Save this picture!© RES4Project gallerySee allShow lessSustainable Residential Complex / MorfearchArticlesA+D Museum: EAMES DESIGNSArticles Share House on Fire Island / Resolution: 4 ArchitectureSave this projectSaveHouse on Fire Island / Resolution: 4 Architecture Year:  Houseslast_img read more

Brisbane Street Additions / Rad Architecture

first_imgArchDaily Australia Brisbane Street Additions / Rad ArchitectureSave this projectSaveBrisbane Street Additions / Rad Architecture Houses “COPY” Projects Save this picture!Courtesy of Rad Architecture+ 21 Share Brisbane Street Additions / Rad Architecture CopyHouses•Launceston, Australia “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Rad Architecture Photographs Photographs:  Courtesy of Rad ArchitectureText description provided by the architects. Conceived in 2004 as a riposte to the Local Authorityʼs requirement that we superficially ‘decorate’ a large expanse of wall on the western boundary, rad architectureʼs concept for the Brisbane Street Additions was drawn from the lifestyle of our clients. Our design response was to “redefine the edge” to create a boundary on the move, in tension and compression, not necessarily straight and challenging the traditions of structure and container.Save this picture!Courtesy of Rad ArchitectureThe result is a series of angled, non-parallel raw concrete panels dangerously pushing and pulling against each other to define the exterior shell that in turn defines an intense experience of interior spaces. Shaded exterior views (and interior spaces) are framed by a series of angled openings.Save this picture!Courtesy of Rad ArchitectureThe interior is composed of an earthy sleeping space on the basement level spilling out into an outdoor courtyard/spa; an ethereal sleeping space on the top level, overlooking rooftops to the city beyond against the bright blue Western Australian sky; and a social middle space in between. Social space of the house moves from exterior to interior to exterior again, beginning at the street and extending through a series of interior domestic moments culminating in gathering, cooking, eating and barbequing, dominated by the visual connection to the gritty semi-urban context. At this middle level, a dramatic, lantern-like steel and glass structure binds/separates the existing house to the new addition.Save this picture!Courtesy of Rad ArchitectureInspired by the innovative and risky design, the clients and rad architecture worked in close collaboration throughout the project. Much of the construction was undertaken by the clientʼs themselves in close consultation with rad architecture and the project engineers. Enduring, low maintenance materials such as concrete, Corten steel and terrazzo express a comparatively raw materiality throughout while affording long-term economic advantages.Save this picture!Courtesy of Rad ArchitectureDesign initiatives, including material selections, contribute to passive solar design principles of shading and thermal mass for cooling and heating the building. Rainwater harvested from the roof is purified and stored for use as drinking water, while water collected from the terrazzo-paved terrace and courtyard bath is recycled for toilet flushing. In-floor room heating, low energy appliances and photo voltaic cells lessen the environmental impact, while smart wiring and deliberate functional flexibility of spaces contributes to future proofing, longevity and ongoing relevance of the building. Save this picture!PlantaProject gallerySee allShow lessVenice Biennale 2012: ‘Migrating Landscapes’ represents CanadaArticlesOlympic Park and Village in Google Earth and MapsArticles Share CopyAbout this officeRad ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLauncestonHousesAustraliaPublished on August 01, 2012Cite: “Brisbane Street Additions / Rad Architecture” 01 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Brisbane 街道加建 / Rad Architecture是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Urban Eco House / Tecon Architects

first_imgManufacturers: ALUKÖNIGSTAHL, Caparol, Lafarge Holcim, REHAU, ROCKWOOL, Saint-Gobain, Schüco, Viessmann, thyssenkrupp, Dimension OneCo Authors Architecture:Tudor Iacob, Anca Paunescu, Monica Streza, Dragos Fodoreanu, Paul Lipan WeberStructure:Gheorghe Drugea, Cristi VoicuEquipment Mechanical:Lucian LucaBuilder:Athenaeum ConstructArchitects In Charge:Bogdan Babici, Eliodor StrezaCity:BucureștiCountry:RomaniaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Cosmin DragomirRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsText description provided by the architects. The selection of the site for the future dwelling was determined by the proximity to Herastrau Park, which also determined the small size of the lot which is surrounded by undesirable neighboring areas.  A direct consequence of these conditions was the vertical development of the spaces (ground floor garage, first floor living quarters, second floor for sleeping area and the third floor for relaxation terrace/ spa to make up for the small and shady yard from the yard level).Save this picture!© Cosmin DragomirAlthough the location is in a strongly established site, with relatively small lot as far the beneficiary’s needs, the efficient use of the volumes (set-backs and terraces on every level) creates naturally lit green spaces along the height of the building. This result also obtained also by half level sections of the house, which creates an unified interior space, spectacular, dynamic, fluid, interactive with great flow and traffic between levels.Save this picture!© Cosmin DragomirAs far as the outside is concerned, the facade of the building follows the South-Eastern light, while the street alignment is sustained by the metal structure coated balconies which are covered by live vegetation. The third floor set back was meant not to interfere with the street height limit.Save this picture!© Cosmin DragomirThe volumetric cut on the Southern face has multiple purpose: avoids placing the windows directly against the next door building; provides Eastern natural light for the rooms located in the back of the building; provides Western light for the first and second floors; create an additional living terrace over the first floorSave this picture!© Cosmin DragomirThe staircase and the elevator are places in a central location with glass walls and glass railing and they form a natural ventilation tower by allowing air flow from the lower floors to the top terrace exit, as well as lateral light going along the height of the house.Save this picture!Longitudinal SectionThe project development was based on two distinct directions, which because of the interconnected results were constantly intertwined. The PASSIVE architecture elements, (which lowers initial construction and) and PROACTIVE SYSTEMS elements.Save this picture!© Cosmin DragomirThe passive architecture elements are directly connected with the site plan, which was meant to follow the cardinal point (sunny element,) by the neighboring areas, the view towards Herastrau Park.  We paid special attention to the following elements: providing some share for the sun exposed areas; the use of ivy on stainless steel net, which has high level of solar protection;  thermal protection -16cm rock wool exterior insulation; natural light and ventilation. Save this picture!© Cosmin DragomirThe following active systems have been integrated: heat pump (with gas boiler backup,) floor baseboard radiation heating, wall and ceiling radiation heating and cooling, fresh air ventilation with heat exchanger, solar panels, spa area dehumidifier, electric generator (especially for the heat pump but also for lighting,) highly efficient LED solutions, B.M.S. (Building Management System) central control for the entire system.Save this picture!© Cosmin DragomirThe House won the price (ex aequo) of the Housing Section of the Romanian National Architecture Biennale, Bucharest 2014.Save this picture!© Cosmin DragomirProject gallerySee allShow lessEighty-Seven Park / Renzo Piano Building WorkshopUnbuilt ProjectSuper Computer Center / NAPUR ArchitectSelected Projects Share Urban Eco House / Tecon Architects Houses Romania CopyAbout this officeTECON ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBucureștiRomaniaPublished on December 20, 2015Cite: “Urban Eco House / Tecon Architects” 20 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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GOSH to use linguistic analysis to boost DM response rates

first_imgGOSH to use linguistic analysis to boost DM response rates Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity will assess all copy to be used in direct marketing campaigns with Linguistic Analysis Software (LAS) in an attempt to improve response rates to appeals.Developed by psychological marketing consultancy ESP, the software scores written work in terms of its effectiveness and suggests amendments where appropriate “using proven cognitive science theory.”GOSHCC says that, in head to head tests, it found that creative that had been run through LAS generated up to a 19% increase in response rates. As a result, the charity says that the software will be integral to its future marketing activity. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving Technology  46 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 29 August 2004 | News Catherine Lundy, head of donor marketing at GOSHCC, said: “LAS is a cutting-edge piece of software that allows us to hone our marketing material to make sure relevant points are communicated far more effectively. It’s amazing how simply rearranging a couple of words in a sentence can up response rates, and in the current climate such a tool is invaluable.” “LAS allows creative ‘gut-feel’ to be scientifically validated,” said Jim Brackin, director of insight at ESP. “We profile the people who GOSHCC wants to target and the software suggests ideal sentence constructions and use of words. Direct mail has only seconds in which to motivate the recipient and in such a tight time frame, the way things are said is crucial.”LAS is available as a licensed desktop software. 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

Website captures all the drama of stunning new Marlowe Theatre project

first_imgWebsite captures all the drama of stunning new Marlowe Theatre project Sagittarius’ Director of Digital, Nick Towers, said: “The New Marlowe Theatre development is bold, modern and fresh so we wanted to create a website that reflected this and would capture all the excitement and emotion of the project.“We decided to take visitors on an interactive, documentary-style journey through the project’s progress, from start to finish and beyond.“As well as being the primary source of information about the project, its progress and the fund-raising campaign, the website includes a 3D interactive tour of the new-look theatre; an animated film clip showing the modern new building rising from the Marlowe’s foundations; and video clips of stars such as Orlando Bloom talking about their passion for the project and why they are supporting it.”The website also shows visitors how they can play their part, with tips on organising fund-raising events and information on how to donate, and offers the chance to enter competitions and sign up for regular newsletters to follow the development’s progress.A blog spot will feature the thoughts of those involved in the project, including developers, Canterbury City Council and Marlowe Theatre management, and theatre-lovers will be able to book tickets and keep in touch through an events calendar with forthcoming Marlowe productions, which are to be staged at alternative venues across the county while the old building is closed.The website also takes a nostalgic look back at some of the Marlowe Theatre’s greatest performances and gives visitors the chance to share their own memories of the venue.Celia Glynn-Williams, Assistant Head of Culture and Communications at Canterbury City Council, said: “We set Sagittarius Marketing a challenging task as the site needed to bring together the three different but vital strands of this great project – the fund-raising appeal designed to encourage people to support the new theatre; the Marlowe Theatre and the productions it will be staging while the theatre is closed; and the information about the building work as it progresses.“We hope it will encourage individuals, businesses and schools to stay in touch, get involved and donate money so that, together, we can make this fantastic vision a reality.”Celia added: “We wanted the website to have a real wow factor, reflecting the clean, modern design of the new building itself. It needed to be friendly and easy to navigate, provide a comprehensive overview of the development and show all the wonderful benefits and opportunities the new theatre will offer.“We commissioned Sagittarius Marketing because they have an excellent reputation for producing entertaining, captivating and compelling website experiences and they’ve done a fantastic job. The New Marlowe Theatre website is engaging and informative and promotes a real sense of pride in what is a very innovative project.”For further information about digital services, visit, call 08450 553883 or email [email protected] to editors:Sagittarius Marketing is an award-winning full-service advertising and marketing agency, providing a comprehensive portfolio of services to local, regional and national clients. Sagittarius Marketing has worked with a diverse range of clients for 30 years from the public and private sectors, including travel and tourism, inward investment and regeneration, publishing, motorsport and insurance. Sagittarius Marketing offers clients a myriad of services, including marketing strategy and planning, creative and design, interactive and digital marketing, print management, event management and direct mail.Sagittarius Marketing has recently launched Sagittarius Digital to recognise 15 years of digital services, from website design and build, search marketing (search engine optimisation and pay-per-click) and online advertising to social media planning, and targeted email and viral marketing.The £25.6m New Marlowe Theatre project is one of the most ambitious arts development projects taking place in the South East. It will include a new three-tier, 1,200-seat main auditorium, a second ‘producing and performing’ space and enhanced public areas, including a foyer, restaurants and bars, a riverside walk and city-centre piazza, creating new opportunities for outdoor performances and exhibitions. The Marlowe Theatre is one of the region’s major cultural businesses, with a gross turnover of more than £5m per year. Almost 300,000 tickets are sold each year for its 400 performances and audiences have grown 40% during the past 10 years.A selection of images is available on request – contact Edwards Harvey PR.Press contacts:Leah Taylor / Jeff Sims at Edwards Harvey PR. Tel: 01622 604600 or email:[email protected] / [email protected]  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digitalcenter_img 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. Sagittarius Marketing has created a dramatic new website to support the launch of a £6 million fund-raising appeal for Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre development.The website,, is at the heart of one of the biggest ever performing arts projects in the South East.Kent-based Sagittarius Marketing was commissioned to undertake the project by Canterbury City Council after winning a three-way pitch. Advertisement Howard Lake | 6 May 2009 | Newslast_img read more

Irish recession continues to take its toll on voluntary sector

first_imgIrish recession continues to take its toll on voluntary sector AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Deidre Garvey of charity umbrella group the Wheel said that before the recession 60% of money coming into the voluntary sector came from the state but that their research indicated that this figure was now closer to 50%. “What we’re seeing is state funding being cut in the order of 30% or 40%. Voluntary sector cuts tend to go straight through to service cuts,” she told the Irish Independent.The survey also included a review of CEOs salaries which showed that most had reduced their incomes over the last few years. The highest paid CEO received around €234,000.Photo: empty Irish pockets by vipar5 on 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 | 29 October 2013 | News Falling charitable donations and cuts in government spending have forced many major Irish charities to scale back their activity, according to a survey conducted by the Irish Independent.Most charities taking back in the survey said that they had to reduce services, lay off staff and cut the pay of those left in the organisation to survive. Forty leading charities responded to a series of questions about how the recession had had an impact on their day-to-day activities.Charities had also adopted a range of other strategies to weather the recession, including using reserves to fund running costs and shutting down services for short periods to save money. Barnardos for example, has taken the latter course twice – once in 2012 and once this year. Advertisement  10 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

Diversions about Russia, lies about Korea

first_imgWomen in Seoul, south Korea, demand equal pay on International Women’s Day.March 20 — Two issues today have been brought to the forefront by the capitalist establishment. Each one aims to push the people in the U.S. along dangerous political paths.The first is whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the U.S. election.The second is the big lie that the U.S. is under threat from north Korea.As this is being written, all eyes of the big business media are focused on congressional testimony by the heads of the two top spy agencies, FBI Director James Comey and Director of National Intelligence Mike Rogers. The two have now testified that Trump lied about being wiretapped by Obama and also affirmed that there is an ongoing investigation into whether there were connections between the Trump campaign and Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election. They are looking to see if criminal charges are warranted.The common line of the Democratic Party leadership and much of the capitalist establishment is that the Russian government interfered with “our democracy” by influencing the election in favor of Trump. The united front between the FBI and the DNI during the congressional hearing might very well be the beginning of an attempt to severely undermine Trump. This would sharply accelerate the political crisis in U.S. capitalist society. Only time will tell.‘Russian interference’ a diversionDespite the unfolding gravity of the struggle against Trump within the ruling class, the basis for the workers and oppressed to oppose Trump should not rest on connections with Russia. That is a problem for the ruling class and its foreign policy.The problem for the working class is that he is promoting Islamophobia as well as racism against Mexicans and immigrants, while fostering police terror, sexism, anti-Semitism and a belligerent and militaristic foreign policy, especially in the Middle East and Asia.The campaign to prove that Russia interfered in the election, despite its potential major political consequences, is both a diversion and a political trap. Focusing on Russia takes attention away from the issues vital to the workers and the ­oppressed.Phony promises of jobs and health careFor months and months Trump spouted bombastic demagogy aimed at getting the working-class and small-business vote. He declared he was going to bring back jobs, preserve Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security, and guarantee “great health care,” among other promises.On the jobs question, he has got his friends in big business — such as General Motors, General Electric, Ford and Intel, among others — to talk about investment plans, which had been long in the making, as if they were part of Trump’s “bring back jobs” campaign. But everyone should know that no corporation decides to make a billion-dollar investment after one meeting with Trump. Such investments are planned months and years ahead of time and are strictly based on profit projections.The bosses are stroking him because he has promised them tax cuts and deregulation. But when they get back to the boardroom and meet with their investment bankers, their decisions will depend on cold calculation of the bottom line, Trump notwithstanding.On the question of “great health care,” Trump has already exposed himself by getting behind a health care bill that is basically a transfer of wealth from the workers and the poor to the ultra-rich. The bill would give them tax cuts of $600 billion. At the same time it would cut $880 billion from Medicaid. It would leave at least 24 million people without health insurance by 2026 and raise insurance premiums for millions, especially for the elderly. (Congressional Budget Office report, March 13)As for the broad masses, Trump’s budget says it all. He will hand over an additional $54 billion to the Pentagon and the military-industrial complex. At the same time, the budget will cut social services, environmental protection, science and art across the board.Community programs such as aid to coal miners in Appalachia, community development programs in cities and towns across the country, help for the hungry such as Meals on Wheels, funds for opioid clinics, early education and child care, and a myriad of other projects will be either eliminated or cut to the bone. While many of Trump’s supporters are rich or well-off, there are poorer ones who believe his demagogy. Now they will be hurt badly by these cuts.Democratic Party trapLiberals and the Democratic Party leadership, who are tied hand and foot to big capital, are hoping to bring down Trump and at the same time push people into the Democratic Party camp, even those who were opposed to Clinton. Russia is an easy target. The last thing these politicians want is a genuine mass struggle of resistance against Trump.The anti-Russia howl from all quarters of the ruling class and the political establishment has to do with blocking any attempt by Trump and his ultra-rightist adviser Steve Bannon to shift foreign policy away from emphasizing conflict with Russia and direct it toward conflict in Asia and a “civilizational” conflict with Islam. This is the prevailing ideology in the clique around Trump.The bourgeoisie may strongly suspect, and with much justification, that Trump could be hanging on to Russia out of business considerations. Even if Trump’s motives are based purely on greed, they dovetail with Bannon’s ideology.In any event, the movement must not get swept into the trap of trying to oust Trump on an anti-Russia wave. The way to fight Trump is not to take sides with the Democratic Party’s top leadership, who for years have promoted war and neoliberalism.Nor should anyone fall for the “interference in our democracy” argument. This is a democracy of the capitalist class, of the rich. When they talk about “our democracy,” they mean the “democratic right” of the various factions in the capitalist class to push the masses into electing one or another political grouping that will help the bosses exploit and plunder the workers and the oppressed, at home and abroad.To avoid that trap, the workers have to have their own independent party that speaks in the name of all the oppressed and exploited and has a program of struggle to advance their class interests.U.S. threat to north KoreaThe other issue that the bosses are focusing on is the alleged threat to the U.S. from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.Within days of his confirmation, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson threatened the DPRK by announcing in Seoul that “the era of strategic patience is over.” Tillerson said, “Nothing is off the table.” This was widely interpreted by the capitalist media to mean threatening military action.Tillerson’s remarks, in conjunction with the Pentagon launching massive military maneuvers in Korea, amount to a dangerous threat by Washington against the DPRK.Operation Foal EagleRight now the Pentagon has embarked on two months of massive military maneuvers involving both the U.S. and the Seoul regime on land, in the sky and in the waters off the Korean peninsula.Operation Foal Eagle involves 7,500 U.S. troops and 300,000 south Korean puppet troops in a simulated invasion of the DPRK. The central organizing force is the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, decked with F-15 and F-16 fighter bombers. F-22s have also been flown into U.S. bases in south Korea. The Carl Vinson is accompanied by the guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer, among other warships. Armed drones have also been dispatched to the area by the Pentagon.A London newspaper reported that the Navy SEAL unit which assassinated Osama bin Laden is participating in the massive U.S.-south Korean war maneuvers for the first time. It added that “Along with other elite U.S. units including the Army Rangers, Delta Force and the Green Berets, SEAL Team Six will take part in annual training exercises alongside south Korean forces, according to Yonhap News.“‘A bigger number of and more diverse U.S. special operation forces will take part in this year’s Foal Eagle and Key Resolve exercises to practise missions to infiltrate into the North, remove the North’s war command and demolition of its key military facilities,’ a South Korean official told the news agency.“‘SEAL Team Six would practice removing Kim Jong-un and destroying North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction, South Korea’s Defence Ministry told the Joong Ang Daily newspaper.’” (The Independent, March 15)The message of regime change is loud and clear.To add to the U.S. imperialist threat, the Pentagon has begun deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense anti-missile system to south Korea. THAAD is aimed not only at the DPRK but also at the People’s Republic of China. Despite its name, it is a highly aggressive system aimed at blocking retaliation after the power that has it launches an attack. The goal of THAAD is to give the U.S.-south Korean forces first strike capability.The Pentagon rushed to get THAAD deployed because south Korea’s former president, Park Geun-hye, has been ousted for corruption and political reaction after a year of mass demonstrations. It was urgent to Washington that THAAD be installed before new elections, as Moon Jae-in, a liberal who favors reestablishing relations with the north, is expected to be elected the next president.To listen to Washington, you would think that the DPRK had stationed soldiers and nuclear missiles pointing at the U.S. in bases in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia, across Canada and on submarines in the waters off the Atlantic and Pacific.But the opposite is true. The DPRK is a small socialist country of 25 million people. It is surrounded by the most powerful military forces on earth. The Pentagon has tens of thousands of troops, ships and planes surrounding the DPRK. There is a ring of U.S. bases strung from south Korea to Japan, Hawaii, Guam, the Mariana Islands and elsewhere.DPRK deserves solidarityThe DPRK began its nuclear weapons program in earnest after President George W. Bush, in his January 2002 State of the Union address, designated Iran, Iraq and the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea as the “Axis of Evil.” Shortly thereafter the Pentagon invaded Iraq with “shock and awe” and captured and killed President Saddam Hussein.In 2003, Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi surrendered his nuclear program for fear of a similar U.S. invasion. But in 2011 Washington, the French and the British invaded Libya and Qaddafi was captured and killed, just like Saddam Hussein.The DPRK drew the only conclusion it could: the need for a deterrent that would stay the hand of imperialism.In fact, the DPRK, contrary to Pentagon propaganda, is not trying to develop its missile system and its nuclear weapons in order to attack the U.S. It is trying to develop a credible deterrent to a U.S. or south Korean invasion.Washington has threatened the DPRK with nuclear attack or attack on its nuclear installations numerous times. The DPRK agreed to suspend its nuclear program several times, during the Agreed Upon Framework in 1994 and during the six-party talks, which began in 1998. Both times the U.S. walked away from its commitments under the talks and instead imposed sanctions on the DPRK.The bottom line is that the Pentagon had suffered its first military defeat during the Korean War of 1950-53, when it invaded the north twice and was driven back twice. The U.S. military wants to reverse that defeat and has been trying to do so for nearly 65 years.Right now the DPRK is immersed in a valiant and desperate struggle to survive against overwhelming odds. It deserves the support of all progressive humanity and especially of the movement here, in the belly of the beast.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more