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New Bank of Ireland debt offer

first_img whatsapp Read This NextFresh Fruit Sushi: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCreamy Pumpkin Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofA Once in 17 Years Cicada Event in Princeton, New JerseyFamily Proof Wednesday 8 December 2010 8:47 pm whatsapp BANK of Ireland offered to exchange subordinated debt for government guaranteed securities yesterday in a move that could plug around €400m (£335.7m of its €2.2bn capital hole.Ireland’s central bank wants lenders to “overcapitalise” as a result of the €85bn emergency loan package agreed with the IMF and EU last month, raising its target for core Tier 1 capital ratio to 12 per cent from eight per cent.Bank of Ireland, Ireland’s biggest bank by market value, was the first major Irish bank to meet the previous capital target, raising €3bn partly through private sources earlier this year in an exercise which left the state with a 36 per cent stake plus preference shares.The bank – which is now expected to fall under majority state ownership – began a fresh round of capital raising by making an exchange offer for up to €1.5bn of Lower Tier 2 securities with a nominal value of around €3.1bn. KCS-content Sharecenter_img Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm New Bank of Ireland debt offer Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Bric countries boost profits at Siemens

first_img SIEMENS, Europe’s biggest engineering conglomerate and a German bellwether, beat profit forecasts due to robust demand in emerging economies and said signs for future sales were strong.Like most of its German peers, Siemens relies heavily on exports of manufactured goods to China, Brazil, India and Russia to power growth, profiting from infrastructure investment in those countries.Siemens and steelmaker ThyssenKrupp have also benefited from emerging economies’ appetite for German luxury cars, high-end engineering machinery and industrial equipment.Net profit from continuing operations — which exclude units planned to be spun off — rose 17 percent to €1.79bn (£1.54bn) in the quarter, beating an average forecast of €1.47bn.“Orders and revenue grew in all regions, particularly in emerging markets,” Siemens chief executive Peter Loescher said, referring to the company’s first quarter to end-December.Shares in Siemens closed flat at €93.43. Tuesday 25 January 2011 7:25 pm Bric countries boost profits at Siemens by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia Share whatsapp whatsappcenter_img KCS-content Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA 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.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Niger Insurance Plc ( Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgNiger Insurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Niger Insurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Niger Insurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Niger Insurance Plc (  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileNiger Insurance Plc is a life and general insurance company in Nigeria underwriting all classes of insurance. Life insurance products include endowment policies, group life, mortgage protection and term assurances. Non-life insurance products range from aviation hull and liability and fire and special perils to public liability insurance, professional indemnity and workmen compensation insurance. The company also markets products under the brand name Niger Cash, Niger Flexible Investment Assurance, Niger Mutual Halal, Niger Personal Pension and Savings. Founded in 1962 and formerly known as The Niger Insurance Company Limited, the company changed its name to Niger Insurance Plc in 1989. The company has a sound reinsurance treaties with reinsurance companies led by Swiss Re. Niger Insurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Niger Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Cheap UK shares with high dividend yields: 2 FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy today

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Cheap UK shares with high dividend yields: 2 FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy today Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Prudential. 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 I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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. Image source: Getty Images. center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Who doesn’t love a good stock market rally? Seeing our net worth rise steadily without so much as lifting a finger is a great feeling. But there’s a downside too. 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…As the stock markets rise, cheap UK shares are less easy to find than they were during the stock market crash. And if dividends become scarce at such times too, like they did last year, it’s a double-whammy. The good news, however, is this. If we look hard enough, there are still some gems among Footsie constituent companies that can still be called cheap UK shares. Some even offer high dividend yields. Here are two of them:#1. Legal and General: sustainable income gainsThe FTSE 100 insurer has a lot going for it. For one, the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio for Legal & General (LSE: LGEN) is 13 times. I like using the ratio to see how a share’s price compares to other FTSE 100 shares. As per this measure, LGEN is relatively low-priced. Of course, it’s only a bargain if it’s worth buying.To figure out if there’s any steam in the share price to drive it upward, I like to compare it to its pre-pandemic levels. While LGEN has gained during the stock market rally, it’s still below where it was last year at this time. LGEN’s financials are also robust. It expects its operating profit for 2020 to be in line with last year’s, which is far more than can be said for many other FTSE 100 companies. The company also has a pretty meaty dividend yield of almost 7%. And going by its financials, I don’t think there’s much danger of the dividend being cut, either.The only drawback to the LGEN stock I can see is its share price trend. Its share price hasn’t gone anywhere in the past five years. So if I buy this stock for the next few years, I will bear this risk in mind, even if the price rises in the short term in the stock market rally. #2. M&G Investments: high dividend yieldInvestment manager M&G (LSE: MNG) is another FTSE 100 stock I’d consider. It was hived off into a separate entity from the insurer Prudential recently, and faced the Covid-19 challenge soon after. Its operating profits for the first half of 2020 were half those in 2019 and assets under management declined. However, a recent reduction in its fees is likely to make M&G more competitive. Moreover, according to City analysts’ expectations compiled by the Financial Times, there’s almost no downside expected for the stock from its current share price. I think it’s worth underlining that forecasts are subject to change based on evolving company and macro circumstances. Even so, this is a rare share price forecast. Investors don’t seem to have taken to the stock yet, though. It has a small earnings ratio of 4.5 times. Its weak price trend has clearly bumped up its dividend yield to a huge 9.6%. I don’t think the stock is without risks, notable among them being performance risk, but the income generated is something to be considered. I’d consider buying it.  Manika Premsingh | Sunday, 7th February, 2021 | More on: LGEN MNG See all posts by Manika Premsingh Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

Christians facing more persecution

first_img 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 Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Middle East The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Featured Events Submit a Press Release Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK By Diana SwiftPosted Sep 8, 2014 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID [Anglican Journal] ISIS/ISIL in Iraq and Syria; Boko Haram in Nigeria; Kim Jong-un in North Korea; the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt — these are all players in a worsening world pattern of persecution targeting Christians as well as other religious and ethnic groups.The calamitous plight of the uprooted faithful in the Middle East may currently be the most media-documented example of animosity against Christians, but practically anywhere on the planet, the followers of Jesus are the likeliest to be persecuted for their religion, according to the Washington-based Pew Center for Research. Christians face religious oppression in 151 countries.And in findings from the Netherlands-based Open Doors, an evangelical Christian group that monitors the oppression of Christians worldwide and facilitates the practice of their faith, number one in the top 10 of today’s persecuting nations is North Korea — for the 12th consecutive year.“An estimated 70,000 of North Korea’s several hundred thousand Christians are currently consigned to labor camps for their faith,” says Paul Estabrooks, a spokesperson for Open Doors Canada.That Supreme Leader-worshiping country is followed by Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Maldives, Iran and Yemen, where persecution of Christians is driven largely by Islamic extremism. With heart-wrenching images of thousands of Christian, Yazidi, Shia and Turkmen families fleeing ISIS jihadists seeking to establish a Sunni Muslim caliphate, northern Iraq and Syria have recently dominated the world’s television screens, provoking pity and alarm. According to U.N. estimates, at least 400,000 people have been forced out of their homes since ISIS forces swept across the Syrian border into Iraq in June. Many have bee killed, raped or abducted. Churches, sacred monuments, tombs and documents have been destroyed.In observations by Donatella Rovera, an Amnesty International crisis response adviser, the militants have turned northern Iraq into “blood-soaked killing fields.” According to Nina Shea, director of the Center for Religious Freedom at Washington’s Hudson Institute, “Christians are being systematically eradicated from the region.”In late July, France responded to the brutal religious-ethnic cleansing by offering asylum to Christians expelled from the city of Mosul, home to one of the Middle East’s oldest Christian communities.Following suit in early August, several U.K. Anglican bishops argued that, given its participation in the destabilizing 2003 Iraq war that opened the door to Islamist extremists, Britain has a responsibility to grant prompt sanctuary to Mosul Christians after militants threatened them with speedy execution, ruinous taxation or forced conversion. To ignore their needs would be “a betrayal of Britain’s moral and historical obligations,” the bishops said in their letter to Prime Minister David Cameron. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby backed their demand a few days later.Before the U.S.-led invasion that left the north vulnerable to radical jihadis, Iraq was home to about 1.5 million Christians (5 per cent of the population), who had lived there for almost 2,000 years. Since then, the Christian population has hemorrhaged out of Iraq, as elsewhere in the regional cradle of Christianity.“In a sense, the current situation is only the latest in a long series of bloody attacks on Assyrian Christians, except this time it appears that in many places they have been permanently wiped off the map,” says Archdeacon Bruce Myers, the Anglican church’s coordinator for ecumenical and interfaith relations.Referring to the annihilation of ancient Christian communities in an Aug. 13 media briefing in Melbourne, Justin Welby said, “…what is happening right now in northern Iraq is off the scale of human horror.”Back in July, in solidarity with Iraq’s Christians, Welby had replaced his homepage photo with ن (nūn), the Arabic letter for N, standing for Nazarene, which was being branded on the doors of Christian homes for expropriation.In August, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, joined other faith leaders in condemning the brutal violence against religious minorities in Iraq, Christians particularly. And the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund also announced an initial grant of $10,000 through the Action by Churches Together (ACT) Alliance to help assist those displaced by the conflict.Speaking on CBC, Andrew Bennett, Canada’s ambassador for religious freedom, called on the region’s influential Muslim countries such as Saudi Arabia, Iran, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to step up and condemn the barbaric violation of human dignity, “which has all the characteristics of a genocide.” The delicate Sunni-versus-Shia religious politics of the Middle East, however, may conspire against gestures that might seem obvious from afar.Given the enormity of the crimes, though, has the response of global leaders been sufficient? With thousands of Christians so obviously suffering, why, some ask, did it take the expulsion of the Yazidis to spur the Obama administration to forceful action by air strikes? The Bush administration had sidestepped Christians’ persecution as a “sectarian issue.”Taking up this question in an Aug. 19 op ed piece in The New York Times, Ronald Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress slammed the world’s—including the United Nations’—relative indifference to the large-scale brutalization of many thousands of Christians in the Middle East, while being quick to protest Palestinian casualties in Gaza. “There are no flotillas traveling to Syria or Iraq. And the beautiful celebrities and aging rock stars—why doesn’t the slaughter of Christians seem to activate their social antennas?” Lauder wrote.Bennett shed light on the West’s reluctance to decry the persecution of Christians in an Aug. 22 commentary in the National Post, noting that this may reflect “a domestic cultural instinct to shy away from public reference to religion, or a concern that such advocacy could be somehow cast as renewed Western imperialism.”Dr. Paul Cere, an assistant professor of religion, ethics and public policy at Montreal’s McGill University, offers this explanation: “One of the challenges is that when enforcer nations such as Britain and the U.S. that are already viewed with suspicion in the Middle East come to the defense of religious minorities, does it complicate issues for these minorities since they’re perceived as being in alliance with the West?”But what immediate action can Canadians take? Estabrooks of Open Doors thinks Ottawa should follow France’s lead in offering immediate asylum to expelled Christians. The problem is, many Christians would prefer to remain in their ancient communities. And while, Estabrooks says, diplomatic intervention might achieve this in some regions, “others, I’m afraid, are a losing battle.”Is there something immediate that Christians can do to help their oppressed co-religionists around the world? “The most tangible way we can respond to this appalling persecution is to support efforts to provide temporary refuge for those fleeing for their lives, to urge our governments to let our countries receive these refugees of religious violence and to pray for these persecuted sisters and brothers in Christ,” says Myers.Estabrooks concurs and looks beyond the Middle East. “The first thing persecuted Christians everywhere ask us almost universally is to pray for them,” he says. “The second thing is to assure them they are not forgotten. People are aware of what’s happening in Iraq and Syria but may not be aware of how serious the persecution is elsewhere.” Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Christians facing more persecution Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC September 10, 2014 at 6:46 am It has always amazed me how humans can dehumanize others so that they can gain material advantage by exploiting and even murdering fellow humans, the net effect of this though is to dehumanize themselves and those associated with their actions. It’s the response of the rest of humanity that will determine the outcome of such evil and how we are judged by history Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listingcenter_img Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Comments (2) Julian Malakar says: Comments are closed. Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET September 9, 2014 at 2:48 pm What a book Quran is that allowed innocent people to be killed if not believe what is written in the book! ISIS is following word of Quran like we Christian follow word of Christ written in the Bible to love God the Almighty with our heart, soul, mind and strength and love our enemy. May God bless followers of Christ in Middle East and Muslim countries in the world as Christ did in 1st century from Soul of Tarsus (St. Paul), going throw Damascus road to kill Syrian Christian in Syria! 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Sierra Ballena I / AFRa

first_imgArchDaily Architects: AFRa Year Completion year of this architecture project Housing “COPY” Year:  Sierra Ballena I / AFRaSave this projectSaveSierra Ballena I / AFRa Photographs:  Federico KulekdjianCollaborators:Diego Gomez, Francisco Facio, Lucia ChuburuStructures:Magnone Pollio ingenieros civilesConstruction:Constructora FeltomProject Architects:Pablo Héctor Ferreiro, Saturnino Armendares, Joaquín Ignacio Leunda, Andrés Gomez Muñoz, Roberto Félix DufrechouCity:Punta BallenaCountry:UruguayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Federico KulekdjianRecommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreLouvers / ShuttersLunawoodThermowood BattensMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsText description provided by the architects. The projects we are developing in this area, the last spur of the Brazilian massif before plunging into the sea, represent one of these challenges, regarding surplus capital and its impact on the territory.Our region is going through one of those times of cyclical boom, and that’s where architecture should assume in the best possible way, these operations generating income that urbanize the territory. The site is a place of extreme beauty, in the oceanic dimension of Maldonado Bay, and its condition as a cliff is deeply within the collective memory.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianBuilding there meant a challenge in terms of choosing the design strategies that somehow would assume altering this condition, producing an operation to honor such pre-existence.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe project had two ideas shown in this presentation;Firstly, the code regulating construction in the cliff, is the same that regulates construction on the sea front, which we understood was wrong: strategies to avoid creating a continuous seafront between the urban fabric and the sea was not recommended here, given that the urban fabric, unlike in the previous case, is between the public street and the sea, and using the same strategies could lead to blocking the wonderful view, a public heritage.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianGoing behind the legitimacy of the site made us question the lawfulness of the code, risking investors when asking for a change in the rules not to maximize indicators but to go after the best conditions for construction in the site which we understood as less harmful.Once we obtained this new condition, the decisions of the building project should reveal the size and condition of the site, in this idea of nature, geography, or place, in its deepest sense, as the first architecture.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianThe system of dwellings was intended as the creation of spaces in the logic of the cliff, between rock soil and a tectonic ceiling that retrieves the pre-existing vegetal condition.Save this picture!Cross SectionAny decision of scale in the project should prioritize the elements suggested by the landscape at the possibility of highlighting references to the human scale: the proportions of the elements come from that dimension, and a door or window are material rhythm alterations of that scale beyond letting people or light through.The materiality of the building seeks to reuse the material removed in the project, resignifying the support cliff rock, and recreating in ceilings and limits the vegetation that naturally takes the property, used to living with little water and high winds. Winds which in their regularity, are taken by the project in its courtyards, which can generate cross ventilation and shelter.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianContrary to the rules of the real estate market, it seems valuable to have achieved a building that is not easily recognizable. Even assuming all the needs of this type of venture, in its cliff environment it is integrated as a reinterpretation of the pre-existing.Save this picture!Unit – Cross SectionThe architecture project seeks to reclaim the classical projective condition that in this place will set references as Bonet and Amato, additionally assuming the new dimension that the time proposes, integrating reason and nature, seeking, as always, for architecture to assume the challenges of its time and place.Project gallerySee allShow lessNational Open Acceses Scholarly Communication and Information Center / Paleko Arch S…Selected ProjectsRenzo Piano’s Columbia University Science Center to Open Next YearIn ProgressProject locationAddress:Punta Ballena, grutas y ruta panorámica, Camino a la Ballena, UruguayLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographscenter_img Uruguay ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Federico Kulekdjian+ 26 Share CopyHousing•Punta Ballena, Uruguay CopyAbout this officeAFRaOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingPunta BallenaUruguayPublished on March 24, 2015Cite: “Sierra Ballena I / AFRa” [Sierra Ballena I / AFRa] 24 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Oakville View Estate / John Maniscalco

first_img 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Oakville View Estate / John Maniscalco Projects CopyAbout this officeJohn ManiscalcoOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOakvilleUnited StatesPublished on November 19, 2015Cite: “Oakville View Estate / John Maniscalco” 19 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” Architects: John Maniscalco Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Year:  Photographs Save this picture!Courtesy of John Maniscalco+ 12 Share ArchDaily Oakville View Estate / John ManiscalcoSave this projectSaveOakville View Estate / John Maniscalco CopyHouses•Oakville, United States Photographs:  Courtesy of John ManiscalcoDeveloper:Mitch MenagedListing Agent:Pacific Union, Debbie MenagedCity:OakvilleCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of John ManiscalcoRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. Designed by architect John Maniscalco, Oakville View Estate is a 60-acre luxury property atop the hills in the heart of Oakville, Napa County. The one-of-a-kind home features a sleek modern design aesthetic that blends interior spaces with the outdoors through floor to ceiling glass windows and nearly 3,000 square feet of covered porches and terraces.Save this picture!Courtesy of John ManiscalcoThe main house features an elegant courtyard water feature, four bedrooms, four and a half baths, a great room with fireplace, dining and family rooms, a surround sound home theater, office, an infinity edge pool, and a 2000-bottle wine cave carved directly into the hillside. The master suite houses an indulgent steam shower and soaking tub. Centralized controls make simple work of adjusting lighting, music, temperature, security and automatic louvers and shades throughout the home. Additional Green features include an electric car charging station, solar array, reverse-osmotic wáter filtration, central air conditioning and radiant heating.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe adjacent guest house features one bedroom, one bath, living and dining room, kitchenette, outdoor shower and pool bathroom with sweeping views of Napa Valley. Also located on the estate grounds is a separate guest retreat with one bedroom, one bath, a living room, full kitchen and family room.Save this picture!Courtesy of John ManiscalcoBeyond the primary residence, Oakville View Estate’s 60 acres contain a recreational park (accessed via a private road) with tennis and bocce courts, an outdoor kitchen and hearth, and an approximately one acre organic garden and orchard. This pristinely-manicured green space, shaded by 100-year old oak trees, houses groves of fruit and olive trees and an active honeybee colony.Save this picture!Courtesy of John ManiscalcoThe property’s stunning location in the heart of the Oakville AVA (American Viticultural Area) inspires a number of the estate’s finest features. A climate-controlled wine cave, carved directly into the hillside, provides a tasting venue and storage for up to 2,000 bottles. The property also encompasses three vineyard blocks, planted with clones and rootstock selected by Thomas Rivers Brown, Food & Wine’s 2010 Winemaker of the Year. The vines at Oakville View Estate are capable of producing 100-125 cases per year.Save this picture!Courtesy of John ManiscalcoOakville’s reputation for producing some of the finest wines in the world is ever-present: neighboring winegrowers include Robert Mondavi, Opus One, Screaming Eagle, Bond and Harlan.Save this picture!Courtesy of John ManiscalcoProject gallerySee allShow lessChipperfield and Herzog & de Meuron Among 6 Teams Shortlisted for LSE’s Paul Marshal…Architecture NewsArup’s Singapore Sports Hub Deemed Best in Structural Engineering for 2015Architecture News Share United States Houseslast_img read more

Finally, a racist killer is convicted

first_imgJordan DavisJustice was finally served on Oct. 1 when a Florida jury convicted Michael Dunn of the first-degree murder of Jordan Davis, 17. The unarmed African-­American youth was fatally shot by Dunn in November 2012.Dunn, a white computer software developer, now faces a life term in prison with no possibility of parole.This was Dunn’s second trial on the murder charge. The jury in the first ­trial last February was deadlocked on the first-degree murder charge. However, ­jurors agreed that he was trying to kill Davis’ friends and convicted him of attempted murder of Davis’ three surviving companions: Tevin Thompson, Leland Brunson and Tommie Stornes.On Nov. 23, 2012, Davis and his friends had been listening to rap music while sitting in an SUV in a store’s parking lot in Jacksonville, Fla. Dunn got angry at their music, which he referred to in vile, racist language. He took his loaded automatic weapon out of his car’s glove compartment, crouched and fired off 10 shots, killing Davis and continuing to fire at the vehicle as it sped from the scene. Dunn then fled, went to a motel and the next day drove 200 miles to his home.Claiming the youth had a gun, so he feared for his own life, Dunn used the “Stand Your Ground” law as his defense in the first trial. This was a fabrication. Witnesses, including Dunn’s then-fiancée, Rhonda Rouer, validated that the youth had no gun, contradicting Dunn’s self-defense claims. However, the jury voted 9-3 against convicting Dunn for the murder of Davis.At the second trial, which began on Sept. 22, the jury, made up of 10 whites and two African Americans, found that Dunn’s violent actions were motivated by rage, not fear, and were premeditated.Although prosecutors did not say this, Dunn was also motivated by racism, as further demonstrated by the vile, bigoted tirades he has written from prison to relatives, friends and others. In them, he called on whites to kill Black people, according to a report in Color Lines on Feb. 17.Remember Trayvon MartinThe state’s decision to retry Dunn on the murder charge must be seen in the context of other monumental events in Florida. State officials a year earlier had seen the tremendous, militant, mass struggle that spread throughout the United States, and even internationally, after a jury in Sanford, Fla., acquitted racist vigilante George Zimmerman of murdering another unarmed African-American youth, Trayvon Martin.Hundreds of thousands of protesters demanded “Justice for Trayvon Martin!” Three days after Zimmerman’s acquittal, dozens of youth, primarily from oppressed communities, began a month-long sit-in at Florida’s Capitol in Tallahassee, demanding repeal of the Stand Your Ground law and an end to racial profiling and other injustices.Nonstop criticism of Florida’s half-hearted prosecution of Zimmerman made it into the media, especially its more progressive sector; much of it reached a global audience. Lawyers, legal organizations, and civil and human rights’ groups criticized the state’s attorneys and their legal tactics. Leading African Americans and their allies exposed the prosecution’s refusal to cite Zimmerman’s racism or his racial profiling of Martin.So when Dunn’s trial in February did not result in a conviction for first-degree murder, criticisms and protests began of the state’s weak case against him. Ron Davis and Lucia McBath, the young victim’s parents, frequently appeared on television appealing for a retrial and justice for their son. They were joined by supporters in Florida and throughout the country. The movement that had mushroomed after Zimmerman’s acquittal began to re-emerge.Quickly, Florida state attorneys announced in February that Dunn would be retried for murder.Remember Michael BrownThen, on Aug. 9, Michael Brown, another unarmed African-American youth, was shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo. A militant struggle erupted there, with strong protests night after night led primarily by youth of color. Supporters came from the surrounding area and even far-away cities and towns to show solidarity and demand justice for the slain young man. This struggle ­continues.Dunn’s retrial in Florida began in September, weeks after the struggle in Ferguson had taken off. The strength and determination shown in Missouri undeniably reached participants in Dunn’s trial, including members of the jury. On Oct. 1, they unanimously found Dunn guilty of first-degree murder.McBath, Davis’ mother, said, “We’re very grateful that justice has been served, not only for Jordan, but justice for Trayvon and justice for all the nameless faces and children and people who will never have a voice,” reported the Oct. 1 New York Times.The many people of color who have been gunned down by racist vigilantes or police officers are entitled to and must obtain justice. Moreover, the laws must be overturned that enable bigoted assailants to justify murdering people of color and that allow racists to “bear arms and shoot unarmed Black children with impunity,” in the words of The Root of Feb. 16.The struggle for justice for Trayvon Martin is not over. Zimmerman is still out in the community, a danger to society. In September, while armed, he was involved in a “road rage” incident where he reportedly threatened to kill driver Matthew Apperson in Lake Mary, Fla.Yet the Department of Justice, which has been investigating Zimmerman for two years, is not likely to bring federal civil rights charges against him, say three law enforcement officials. Benjamin Crump, attorney for Trayvon Martin’s family, responded that his clients have not yet been notified of the DOJ’s decision. (Washington Post, Oct. 1)When the federal government and the courts cannot be relied on to dispense justice, people’s movements as in Ferguson become ever more important. They can put people’s pressure on the state as they galvanize countrywide solidarity and even global support. All progressives and all workers from every sector must support these struggles. It is crucial.Moreover, there must be fundamental changes in this society so that racist aggressors are held accountable and punished for their anti-human crimes, whether vigilantes or police officers. Ultimately, until every member of an oppressed community, every African-American, Latino/a, Asian or Native person can live free of harassment and assaults, there will be no real justice.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Marfa Myths gets underway today

first_img By admin – April 13, 2018 Marfa Myths gets underway today WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Marfa Public Radio, which broadcasts in Big Bend by KRTS 93.5 FM and Permian Basin through West Texas Public Radio at KXWT 91.3 FM, is collaborating with Marfa Myths, The Lot Radio and Dublab again this year.Marfa Myths is an annual music, visual art and film festival founded in 2014 by Brooklyn-based record label Mexican Summer and contemporary arts nonprofit Ballroom Marfa.During Marfa Myths, the two organizations bring together emerging and established musicians and visual artists to work creatively — and collaboratively — across disciplines. Marfa Myths presents performances and exhibitions in unusual venues across the surreal West Texas landscape, attracting guests from all over the world.Here is what you should know:Marfa Public Radio will host live DJ sets and performances outside of the station today and Saturday.From 11 a.m. to noon, End of an Ear Records will DJ during the Oldies show. Julie Bernal will return with regularly scheduled programming at noon. There will be no top of the hour newscast.Local DJ sets will be broadcast from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in lieu of World Cafe.All other performances and DJ sets will happen outside of broadcast.During the weekend, performances and DJ sets with be live streamed through Marfa Public Radio’s Facebook page. An interview with artists from Ballroom’s latest exhibition, Hyperobjects, curated by Laura Copelin and Timothy Morton, will air at 9 a.m. today during West Texas Talk.Marfa Myths headquarters will be stationed next door in the Marfa Studio of Arts building. Pick up your festival swag and shop for rare and eclectic records at the End of an Ear pop-up shop all weekend long.Here is the schedule for what will be happening at the station Saturday:10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Rob Mazurek.11 a.m. to noon: Visible Cloaks (DJ set).11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Letterpress Poster Workshop with Stumptown Printing (all ages).Noon to 1 p.m.: Xylouris White.1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Natalie Melendez (DJ set).2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Ryley Walker (DJ set).3 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Jason Urik (DJ set).4 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Wilderman.5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Reverberation Radio at Bar Nadar Pool. Previous articleTEXAS VIEW: Trump is right to draw a line on chemical weaponsNext articleCommunity colleges gather to learn from OC admin Twitter WhatsApp Local News Twitterlast_img read more

Early Voting

first_img TAGS  Facebook WhatsApp Early voting will continue through Tuesday for the joint election for the Ector County Hospital District and Odessa College. Voters are welcome to call the elections office for location information, 498-4030. WhatsApp Facebook Early Voting Pinterestcenter_img Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Local News Twitter Pinterest Previous article041619_OHS_LEE_03Next article043019_Peaceful_Protest_JF_03 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more