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BHP Billiton to hand $10bn to investors

first_img KCS-content Show Comments ▼ whatsapp BHP Billiton to hand $10bn to investors Tuesday 15 February 2011 8:41 pm Tags: NULL MINING giant BHP Billiton revealed last night that it almost doubled its half-year profit last year thanks to booming iron ore and copper prices, and offered shareholders an olive branch in the form of a $10bn (£6.2bn) buyback during this year. The Anglo-Australian miner announced in Melbourne that attributable profit jumped 71.5 per cent to a record $10.5bn for the July to December period, beating forecasts of $10.3bn. Revenue rose 39 per cent to $34.17bn, while dividend payments were raised 9.5 per cent to 46 cents a share – slightly below analyst forecasts.BHP said it would consider both on and off-market execution of its $10bn share buyback, which is on top of an earlier $13bn buyback scheme that was restarted last November. Chief executive Marius Kloppers had come under pressure from some investors to return more cash, after overseeing three failed attempts by BHP to expand through mergers and acquisitions in recent years. A merger with Rio Tinto was shelved in 2008, while a $116bn iron ore merger between the firms in Australia was cancelled in 2010. BHP booked a $314m cost in its results for its $39bn failed bid for Potash, which was abandoned in September after the Canadian government blocked the cross-border takeover. The FTSE 100-listed firm said it was cautiously optimistic about the economic outlook, with cost pressures outweighed by continued strong demand for commodities.FAST FACTS | BHP BILLITONBHP Billiton is the world’s biggest mining company, formed from a merger in 2001.Its record profits follow a trend for commodities firms, which have benefitted from high demand in growing economies like China. center_img More From Our Partners Fans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the whatsapp Share 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 TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldAlphaCute30 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 last_img read more

Domino’s buys franchisee stake

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Retire early and boost your State Pension with FTSE 100 dividends!

first_img You may be tentatively contemplating retirement or ready to embrace it with open arms. Whichever it is, you’ll enjoy retirement a lot more with money in your pocket.State Pension woesThe retirement age to qualify for the State Pension has been creeping up in recent years. It’s now age 67 and many people predict it won’t be long until it’s 70. The State Pension is £168.60 per week, equivalent to £8,750 a year, which is unlikely to allow many working people to maintain their lifestyle in retirement. 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Although there will always be a few bad apples, most FTSE 100 companies can be relied upon to pay dividends and to pay them consistently. Some 97% of the FTSE 100 constituent companies offer a dividend to their shareholders and that’s why investors love these shares.Around 5% is considered a good and relatively safe dividend yield, but dividend yields vary. JD Sports‘ yield is a mere 0.2%, while at Evraz it’s over 14%. If it’s too low, it’s less attractive of course, although a very high dividend yield can be a warning sign that the company has issues.Let’s say you have decided to stick to shares with yields in the mid-range. What’s important next is dividend reinvesting. This is the key to unlocking the power of compounding. Reinvest your annual dividend payment in new shares and the next year that 5% yield is paid on a larger sum, and the next year too. 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‘Sacrifice needed for African Church to become self-sustainable’

first_img‘Sacrifice needed for African Church to become self-sustainable’ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA By Bellah ZuluPosted Sep 30, 2013 Submit a Job Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Martinsville, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL Tags Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Bath, NC Featured Events Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Anglican Communion Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Africa, 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 Featured Jobs & Calls [Anglican Communion News Service] The primate of the Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA) said there is need for personal sacrifice from Christians in Africa if the Anglican Church there is to become self-sustainable.“Christians themselves need to sacrifice a lot by offering their expert services at low or reduced costs to help the church become self-sustainable,” said the Most Rev. Albert Chama, archbishop of CPCA and bishop of Northern Zambia, during a Sept. 28 special ground breaking ceremony to mark the beginning of a large executive housing building project by the Anglican Church in Zambia. “But self-sustaining does not mean doing away with partners. We need to continue working and walking with others as Christ meant us to be.”Speaking during the same event the Rev. Jim Cooper, rector of Trinity Church, Wall Street, U.S., said his parish was helping finance the project because it was “a good fit” and one way of helping the Church in Africa become self-sustainable. He encouraged the Zambian Church not to relent in their quest for sustainability because “God will help them through.”“Since the Church in Zambia has the expertise in housing projects, they have to continue taking positive steps. This is a big step for them and they have to draw from their expertise and see the project to fruition,” said Cooper.The Rt. Rev. David Njovu is the bishop for Lusaka diocese where the project will be carried out. He said the Anglican Church in Zambia has a big piece of land, which it can use to raise resources.“In the past we have experimented by leasing out land to developers but a recent feasibility study that we carried out revealed that we could use our already existing expertise in real estate to invest in the field,” he said.Henry Mwenda, head of the technical committee tasked with the responsibility of spearheading this task, outlined the rationale for this project and how it will be achieved in the long run.“This project will definitely increase Zambia Anglican Council’s property portfolio,” he said. “This will help increase the church’s financial income to supplement money from offerings and donations to the church.“We will approach the project in phases because this will help reduce the pressure by spreading it out over a long period of time. The committee plans to benchmark best practice from other churches in Africa that have been successful in this area.”He added, “We are going to use members of the church who are experts in various architectural and development oriented fields to help accomplish the construction works thereby reducing costs.”Chama assured both clergy and laity that once the church is able to raise sufficient funds, it will be able to increase its action in many areas including mission and evangelization.His comments were in response to suggestions by some priests that the church is bringing too few people to faith despite having resources such as cars and other gadgets which early missionaries did not.“We don’t have enough manpower,” the archbishop said. “We need finances to pay the clergy so that they can take care of themselves and their families, and even more funding in order to increase evangelization.”Delivering a reflection at the event, Bishop William Mchombo of Eastern Zambia said the issue of self-sustainability remained top on the agenda of the church in Zambia “especially in the face of reduced income from traditional sources.”“As the church continues to grow so are the competing needs such as support for evangelistic and social work, support to various church groups such as youth and children, women and men ministries, and not forgetting provision of clergy and church workers’ stipends and pension,” he said.The bishop added, “What we are starting in this place is a journey of faith like our ancestors of old. In faith they acquired this land, which is a great resource for the church, [second] only to human resource, which the church is endowed with.“And in faith this current generation wants to soldier on in maximizing the use of this land for the sake of the work of the church of God. God’s promise has mostly been the pledge of land. We bless our forefathers for their foresight in acquiring this land. We pray that the next generation will also bless us for our foresight with what we have embarked upon today.”The project will cost about US$1.5 million and is expected to be carried out over a period of three years. The church hopes to raise funds through donations, other local income-generating activities and bank loans. 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Hôtel du Val d’Amblève / Artau Architecture

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of Artau Architecture+ 14 Share Architects: Artau Architecture Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Hôtel du Val d’Amblève / Artau ArchitectureSave this projectSaveHôtel du Val d’Amblève / Artau Architecture 2008 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Text description provided by the architects. The detached house includes 14 hotel rooms of +/-30 m2 and a wellness area. Its location depends mainly on an existing building that needs to be preserved.Save this picture!Courtesy of Artau ArchitectureRecommended ProductsEngineered Wood FlooringParklex International S.L.Wood Flooring in L’Avenue RestaurantWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagCladding for Exterior CabinetsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Wood Stain – Lignosil®-VeranoFurthermore, the building is constructed according to the remarkable trees, the close views on the park, distant views on the opposite slope.Save this picture!Courtesy of Artau ArchitectureThe wood is present in all its forms and shapes, not only on a structural level but also in the cedar cladding on the outside and the cherry wood cladding on the inside. The existing hotel is transformed in order to offer 3 more spacious rooms and two seminar rooms. Save this picture!Courtesy of Artau ArchitectureProject gallerySee allShow lessUpdate: Jardin de la Connaissance / 100LandschaftsarchitekturArticlesVenice Biennale 2012: Venezuela PavilionArticlesProject locationAddress:Route de Malmedy 7, 4970 StavelotLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopySocial Housing•Stavelot, Belgium Belgium Social Housing Projects Year:  “COPY” Hôtel du Val d’Amblève / Artau Architecture CopyAbout this officeArtau ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingWoodHotels and RestaurantsStavelotBelgiumPublished on August 29, 2012Cite: “Hôtel du Val d’Amblève / Artau Architecture” 28 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore 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 streamlast_img read more

Fighting House / studio_suspicion

first_imgManufacturers: VMZINC, ylchem Housing CopyAbout this officestudio_suspicionOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingSeoulSouth KoreaPublished on October 20, 2017Cite: “Fighting House / studio_suspicion” 19 Oct 2017. 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 South Korea Fighting House / studio_suspicion Fighting House / studio_suspicionSave this projectSaveFighting House / studio_suspicion Save this picture!© Ryoo, In Keun+ 34 Share “COPY” Architects: studio_suspicion Area Area of this architecture project Area:  274 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs 2017 Park, Tae Sang ; Cho, Soo Young ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Lead Architects: CopyHousing•Seoul, South Korea “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Ryoo, In KeunText description provided by the architects. Sageun-dong in Seoul is a topographically isolated village. The southeast side of the village is surrounded by Cheonggyecheon stream and Hanyang University, while the north side is surrounded by the adjacent hill. The Saguendong-gil road that leads to the back gate of Hanyang University serves as the access way to the village, and yet pedestrian access to the village is difficult in many ways since the uphill path is very steep. Unlike any other neighborhoods in Seoul, the unique atmosphere of Sangeun-dong resulted from such isolated topography.Save this picture!© Ryoo, In KeunThe atmosphere of Sajeong-dong is past-oriented. The unique ambiance of this village is all the more noticeable when the village is compared to the geopolitical aspects of Seoul and metropolitan areas where the commercial areas for work are completely separated from the bedroom communities for residence. Sageun-dong is reminiscent of residential areas in the 80’s where neighborhood convenience facilities were alive and active.Save this picture!Exploded 3D AxonometricAs elaborated in the legal definition of ‘neighborhood living facilities’ that refers to the living convenience and wellbeing of residents, a residential area is supposed to have daily necessities available for the residents at close range. However, residents who have lost their neighborhood living facilities are now enjoying a strange consumption pattern of going to discount superstores and managing the distribution and storage of their daily necessities on their own. Since there is nothing much to do in the neighborhood, the villages in Seoul are quiet day and night (especially ever since children started to attend several private academies after school hours).Save this picture!© Ryoo, In KeunHowever, in the case of Sageun-dong, which has gone through geopolitical isolation and the circumstances of the days have made its residents take care of all living-related consumptions in the neighborhood, the village, just like the villages in the eighties, is busy during the day and becomes quiet only when everyone goes inside to go to bed. Another reason for the unique bustling ambiance of this village can be found in its population distribution, which is mixed with the students of Hanyang University living apart from their families and the residents who have lived in the same neighborhood for several decades. In other words, this village is inhabited by a mixture of adults and youths, or settlers and nomads.Save this picture!© Ryoo, In KeunThe reason development activities in his kind of old neighborhood clashes with preservation is because they presuppose merging of lots. Small plots of land do not guarantee sufficient development profit and are rarely developed independently because reusing existing buildings is financially advantageous in most cases. As always, people find solutions for problems: they combine the lots to pursue maximum profit within legal limits. The merging of lots changes the urban structure; takes away the alleys; makes the neighbors move; and destroys families and the society. However, when confronted with this very natural capitalist activity, a romantic outcry for the preservation of urban structure is easily defeated. And it is unclear whether this defeat is bad.Save this picture!Mass DiagramThe client’s requirements were simple; to ensure maximum floor area ratio within the 139㎡ lot, and make the building functional and convenient. The building is composed of one owner unit for the client’s household, and eight rental units for Hanyang University students. To this basic concept, we proposed and added a few items such as an elevator facility as winning elements in the competition with surrounding rental housings.Save this picture!© Ryoo, In KeunWe were able to find our own way of solutions for the dilemma of Sageun-dong between development and preservation by securing the highest number of units at 200% FAR, providing neighborhood living facilities, securing attics, installing balconies, and squeezing in an elevator facility. If architectural practices, that were only possible in larger scale projects from merging of lots, can be realized in smaller scale projects, clients will not insist on taking the annoying course of expanding their projects. They can seek profit and preserve the urban structure. Thus, the work can be sufficiently capitalistic and romantic at the same time. We can certainly make developments while preserving our neighborhoods.Save this picture!© Ryoo, In KeunThe building also responds to the demands of the contemporary residential environment. The strongest trend dominating the current residential culture is the spatial integration that underwent rapidly mainly in housings for a single household. This trend is prominent also in Sageun-dong, which serves as a dormitory for Hanyang University. The housing type called ‘one-room,’ where the living room, the bedroom, and the kitchen are all placed in one space, is now getting to the point of combining the kitchen with the bathroom relying solely on their common feature of water being used there. (The rationale seems to be that eating and excreting in the same space is as efficient as eating and sleeping in the same space.)Save this picture!© Ryoo, In KeunHere, we found the reason why the living environment today is so vulgar. For people to live in, a space needs to be properly partitioned. Apartments turn into chicken factory farms as balcony spaces are recklessly taken over by extended living area. This type of one-room office spaces gave birth to the circumstances of people being forced to live in a ‘gosiwon’ that doesn’t even has a window if they are poor. Different kind of spaces, however small, need to be present in a house; spaces such as a balcony, multipurpose room, bathtub, a living room loosely separated from the kitchen, built-in cabinets or closet that fit the space, etc.Save this picture!© Ryoo, In KeunEven though we took into consideration various aspects of the building, it was inevitable that the absolute size of the building would be small. In order to secure the maximum number of units, small units about the same size had to be replicated. Windows were fabricated to add personality to each unit. The windows in two units with identical floor plan but on different floors were positioned differently. The smaller the room, the greater the impact of change. With this arrangement, we hope the residents will at least be able to declare their respective taste. A wistful situation might occur where a person is upset because the room that suits his/her taste has been leased already. We feel sad that even such a wistful situation is missing in the residential environment of young people nowadays.Save this picture!3D SectionWe traced the maximum volume along the slant line for solar access and the shape of the land and ultimately found a diamond-shape slanted mass. Lifting up the mass (like a skirt) and placing in an opening that leads to the veranda on the 4th floor, we realized that it was appropriate for the owner’s unit to be on the 4th floor rather than on the top 5th floor. Our client was concerned about possible interferences from the tenant households on the 5th floor, but we persuaded her to think about the usefulness of the veranda on the 4th floor and the marketability of the two units on the 5th floor respectively equipped with an attic. When the slant line for north-side solar access is applied to a building, the staircase is usually placed at the southern corner, where the slope is least likely to interfere the staircase. This means that the staircase would be placed on the sunniest side of the building.Save this picture!© Ryoo, In KeunWe rejected this planning approach used without a doubt in the home business market and instead moved the staircase northward as far as possible allowing for the height of the last floor. As a result, we were able to secure units with southern exposure evenly throughout all floors in the building. The configuration of the staircase itself was also the outcome of studying the limits set by the building code. The somewhat complex staircase, which combines straight stairs with an effective width of 1.2m and winding stairs with an effective width of 0.9m, minimized the area of common use space and increased the area of exclusive use for each unit. The small neighborhood living facility we were able to secure on the 1st floor owes its existence entirely to our devoted study of the location and configuration of the staircase.Save this picture!© Ryoo, In KeunThe two slopes along the slant lines for solar access meet at one corner at respective angles. In order to minimize the contamination of the slopes, we decided to use zinc standing seam finishing for the slopes and worked with the joints based on the corner where the two slopes meet. In this way, we were able to finish the corner with the standing seam alone without using additional flashing. As shown in the elevation, the finishing resultingly accentuated the slanted mass. The design process of this building is not an “invention” but is a kind of “discovery” in that its most significant design element was automatically calculated based on the Building Act prescribing slant line for solar access. Our task was to reveal the virtuality that is spread around the site through the language of architecture, and what was needed here was archaeological diligence rather than inspiration.The finishing material used for the slopes was a product called Azengar from VMZinc. It is a matte light grey product. It is not our way to finish a strong formative change with a strong material change. The finishing for the slopes was chosen among natural materials that would clash the least with the white stucco finish on the vertical face of the building. Due to cost problems, we were unsure until the last moment whether we could proceed with our plan. Fortunately, thanks to the determination of our client who trusted the initial design more than the architect himself, we were able to realize the design. As the building looked like a 3-year-old building when it was just completed, we hope that it will look like a 3-year-old building even after 30 years.Save this picture!© Ryoo, In KeunThis project asks the question whether local values and individual urge for development are compatible. Our answer to this question was that realizing the maximum asset value in a small plot of land is actually helpful for the preservation of local values. As a matter of fact, no one will destroy their own neighborhood if profit can be attained. At the same time, this project was our answer to promoting an alternative to the existing housing styles for young people today by pursuing diversity of space.Save this picture!© Ryoo, In KeunDiversity, however, was realized indirectly. It was realized through the shape and position of the windows, the variation of minimized balconies, and the delicate arrangement of built-in cabinets according to each unit space. This was also the outcome of considering first the interests of the client. Spatial diversity is not something worth pursuing at the expense of decisively compromising profits. We believe that the preservation of local community and the creation of healthy living environment ultimately lead to the overall benefit of our community, but the architectural practice today seems to be far behind from what we believe.Save this picture!© Ryoo, In KeunProject gallerySee allShow lessJaffa Art Apartment Building / Pertzov ArchitectureSelected ProjectsHouse in Hamilton / Tato Architects + Phorm architectureSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:185-15 Sageun-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South KoreaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs:  Ryoo, In Keun Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year: last_img read more

Horizontal House / Ayutt and Associates Design

first_imgArchDaily Year:  Photographs Thailand Area:  3000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Alivar, Gallotti & Radice, Lamptitude, Banaldo, EVALON, FAMELINE, Kenkoon, Ocean newline, TostemSave this picture!© Soopakorn Srisakul and Ayutt MahasomRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsText description provided by the architects. The Thai well-known architecture firm Ayutt and Associates design (AAd) designs a latest modern vacation house at Khao Yai, Nakhon Ratchasima province, Thailand in the gated-residential community. The site is surrounded by national forest and heritage mountain, Where the natural curtain of lush tropical trees surrounds the site, whilst its slightly slopping terrain offers an ideal location for the house itself. The owner bought this 6 standard plots of land which is almost 10,000sq.m. of site area. This gated community is nothing new, just like the standard community in Thailand. All the standard houses are designed in the same way by copy and paste with bad ventilation, bad taking view and similar look for all the house types. Thus, the owner asked AAd to design their dream vacation house instead of buying the standard house from the developer.Save this picture!© Soopakorn Srisakul and Ayutt MahasomSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Soopakorn Srisakul and Ayutt MahasomThe briefs that AAd received from the owner is for the vacation house with the big space for private gallery, paintings, art works and super car garage. However the shape and main look of the house has to similar to other houses in this community, and the construction area of the house also has to be limited as the regulation control. Since the requirements of this house is bigger than 9,000 sq.m., the house has to be separated into 3 phases and divided into 3 main functions to avoid the exceed area according to the regulation. All Phases are designed to connect each other by the underground walk way and on ground landscape. Phase 1 is the private residences and recreation areas, Phase 2 is Private gallery and Phase 3 is super car garages and lady club area.Save this picture!© Soopakorn Srisakul and Ayutt MahasomSave this picture!Section 01Save this picture!© Soopakorn Srisakul and Ayutt MahasomAAd creates the program of phase 1 (private residence) by dividing the function between day-time area and night-time area. The day-time area is on the lower floor, Living zones, with full connection to the outside, the garden, swimming pool and mountain view. Most of living areas are directly connected to the garden with big clear sliding partitions allow the air flow through into the double height space to reduce the heat for tropical climate. The night-time area is on the second floor, to provide privacy and safety. This main night-time area is for master bedroom and kid bedrooms. The layout is designed in response to the tropical orientation.Save this picture!© Soopakorn Srisakul and Ayutt MahasomThe significant function like master bedroom and private working room, has the high ceiling for ventilation and slightly shifted a mass forward to create the cantilever balcony and horizontal canopy, this also functions as eaves for rain and sun protection for all building surface. This house’s lines are predominantly horizontal, contrast to the verticality of the mountain background. These climate protection concepts are applied from the traditional trace of Thai architecture which is the most suitable for rain and tropical condition in Thailand and South East Asia. AAd also designs the house by maximising the opened space design, That opens up the whole space to the large surrounding outdoor landscape. All interior space is bright and open, and at the same time, have rooms that naturally flowed into each other and the outdoors.The architectural placement of the house allows for the viewing of the trees and mountain from all of the main spaces, from either of its two storeys right down to the basement.Save this picture!© Soopakorn Srisakul and Ayutt MahasomThe main living spaces are housed on ground level, allowing the spaces to transit seamlessly out into the garden and accompanying 50m. length swimming pool. There is the feature spiral staircase next to the pool terrace and sunken dining area, leading to the second floor terrace, gives the outdoor living area a visual center whilst also promoting outside vertical circulation. The axis of the entrance is adjacent to one of the plot’s longer sides. A main black granite feature wall at the entrance creates a privacy that subtly shield the garden from full view whilst maintaining a welcoming atmosphere. Full height glass window on the pool-facing side dramatically open up the house to the outside.Save this picture!© Soopakorn Srisakul and Ayutt MahasomSave this picture!Section 02Save this picture!© Soopakorn Srisakul and Ayutt MahasomAAd’s intention is to allow the greenery of the exterior landscape and the borrowed view of the background mountain into the refined spaces of the house’s interior. Next to the living and dining space, The big outdoor terrace also provides access to the swimming pool, that has an amazing view of the landscape and mountains in the distance. The service areas, maid cluster and Asian kitchen are tucked deep inside at the back of the house by separating the entrance. The driveway leads to the main parking space of the house where the on ground garage and basement garage elevator are located, discreetly screening it from the outside.Save this picture!© Soopakorn Srisakul and Ayutt MahasomOn the second floor sits a cosy family area flanked by bedrooms on either side. The main circulation pathways on this second floor are integrated as the private gallery showing the local of art collections and paintings. The master bedroom’s spacious interiors allow it to accommodate a working room as well as a big walk-in closet that can be expanded by drawing back the partition separating it from the bathroom. The master bedroom’s roof terrace is accessed via a black steel sheet spiral staircase from the pool terrace below, to allow the owner to access the swimming directly from their own room. The master bathroom is also have its own private stone garden where the owner can convert to outdoor onsen in the feature. The kid’s rooms sit on the opposite side of the floor. The master kid room is cantilevered above the swimming pool below and taking the panoramic view of the aforementioned landscape and mountain.Save this picture!© Soopakorn Srisakul and Ayutt MahasomSave this picture!Elevation 02Save this picture!© Soopakorn Srisakul and Ayutt MahasomBy making good use of the site’s sloping typography, the basement was designed such that it opens up into a lower section of the landscape, thus making it feel almost like being on ground level. This floor is dedicated to entertainment and relaxation, private multi-purpose hall, lady working room, kid study room and zen garden. This basement is designed with natural sunlight and ventilation by providing the rectangular open space throughout the stair hall and stone garden. Sensibly placed skylights also help to bring ample sunlight into the spaces and brighten up the basement naturally. Interestingly, these skylights also provide a spectacularly clear view of the mountain through the main stair hall. Additional special areas are super car garage housed directly below the on-ground living space in a naturally-ventilated basement. The garage is also designed specially by mechanical engineering for each specific cars, heat, moisture, sound proof and car lift.Save this picture!© Soopakorn Srisakul and Ayutt MahasomOne main sustainable characteristic of the house is the use of horizontal cantilevering slabs to shield the internal spaces from direct sunlight, whilst also providing a substantial degree of natural illumination. A cross ventilation strategy is applied throughout the house to ensure that the house has adequate wind circulation to cool the various spaces naturally. The small modern pocket stone gardens on each floor are also additional sources of internal court feature, natural light and ventilation. As a result, electrical energy consumption is reduced without compromising on the optimal conditions for thermal comfort. The façade is composed of a selection of local materials, such as plaster and painted wall, rough stone slab, teak timber and large glass window. Save this picture!© Soopakorn Srisakul and Ayutt MahasomProject gallerySee allShow lessPort Tower Kokkola / Arkkitehtitoimisto Luutonen OySelected Projects3 Courtyard House / O2 Design AtelierSelected Projects Share 2019 Horizontal House / Ayutt and Associates DesignSave this projectSaveHorizontal House / Ayutt and Associates Design Houses CopyHouses, Sustainability•Tambon Hin Tung, Thailand Architects: Ayutt and Associates Design Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Photographs:  Soopakorn Srisakul and Ayutt Mahasom Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Soopakorn Srisakul and Ayutt Mahasom+ 28Curated by María Francisca González Share “COPY” “COPY” Projects Horizontal House / Ayutt and Associates Design ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAyutt and Associates DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityTambon Hin TungThailandPublished on January 25, 2019Cite: “Horizontal House / Ayutt and Associates Design” 25 Jan 2019. 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Amnesty UK opens seventh bookshop

first_img Amnesty International UK has opened its seventh Books for Amnesty bookshop.The seventh Amnesty bookshop was opened in April in Reading by former hostage Brian Keenan. It is close to the university so should attract good custom.Amnesty’s first bookshop was set up by local group volunteers in Hammersmith over 10 years ago. The campaign group now has bookshops in Bristol, Cambridge, Malvern, Newcastle, Reading and London (in Camden and Hammersmith). Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Trading Volunteering Howard Lake | 16 May 2004 | News Amnesty UK opens seventh bookshop AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  24 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

Turkey – world leader in imprisoned journalists

first_img Credit: Ozan Kose / AFP August 10, 2016 Turkey – world leader in imprisoned journalists News to go further Organisation RSF_en The witchhunt launched in the wake of the 15 July coup attempt in Turkey continues to take a heavy toll on journalists. In the draconian state of emergency imposed after the abortive coup, the authorities have closed more than 100 media outlets critical of the government, placed 42 journalists in provisional detention and banned many others from travelling abroad.Detained journalists“The 42 newly detained journalists combined with those who were already in prison before the abortive coup makes Turkey the world champion in imprisoned media personnel,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk at Reporters Without Borders (RSF).“How can a supposedly democratic country surpass even China and Iran in order to take this title? How can the coup investigation justify these increasingly severe measures against so many journalists? A media outlet’s editorial positions do not prove that its staff collaborated in the coup attempt. Jailing journalists because of their opinions, and without regard for their health or family situation, is unacceptable and unworthy of the Turkish people’s manifest commitment to democracy.” TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesOnline freedoms Judicial harassmentImprisonedCouncil of EuropeInternet April 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesOnline freedoms Judicial harassmentImprisonedCouncil of EuropeInternet Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editorcenter_img News News April 28, 2021 Find out more Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law April 2, 2021 Find out more Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit News Follow the news on Turkey Receive email alerts After an initial period in police custody, the 42 journalists (complete list available here) were formally placed in provisional detention as part of the investigation into the abortive coup.Seventeen of them, including well-known TV presenter Nazlı Ilıcak, were detained on 30 July on charges of belonging to the “FETÖ,” the acronym used by the government to brand the movement headed by US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gülen as a “terrorist” organization.Six journalists who used to work for the daily Zaman were detained the next day on suspicion of “praising a terrorist organization” and “legitimizing the coup attempt.” They included former Zaman columnist Şahin Alpay. Twelve more journalists, including former Zaman columnist Mümtazer Türköne, were detained on 4 August.Most of the six journalists arrested on 31 July are elderly and ill. Essentially, they are accused of continuing to work for Zaman after its editor, Ekrem Dumanlı, was placed underinvestigation on suspicion of belonging to the Gülen Movement because of his newspaper’s coverage of corruption allegations against several members of the government.In their statements, the six journalists did little more than recount their journalistic careers and political positions, and point out that these were incompatible with any support for the abortive coup. The judge cited the fact that Dumanlı is now a fugitive from justice as grounds for detaining them. The defence pointed out that this violated the principle of individual criminal responsibility.Passport seizures and cancellationsJournalist Hayko Bağdat’s passport was confiscated on landing at Istanbul airport on 6 August at the end of a trip abroad. It was only after lawyers and opposition parliamentarians interceded that he was finally able to recover his passport three days later.The passports of many other journalists such as Eren Keskin have been cancelled without their being given any explanation. When Selina Doğan, a representative of the opposition party CHP, contacted the police, they said it was a “preventive measure” that would probably be lifted when investigations had been concluded.Some of the affected journalists nonetheless said their passports were cancelled as a result of their having been reported lost or stolen – reports they had not made.Social networks not sparedAt the end of July, an Ankara judge ordered the blocking of the Twitter accounts of dozens of supposedly pro-Gülen journalists and media outlets (such as Faruk Mercan, Emre Uslu, MerkürHaber,SamanyoluMedya and KanalTürk TV), pro-Kurdish media outlets (such as Özgür Gündem and DİHA) and other journalists (including Rifat Doğan, Gökçe Fırat and Feyzi İşbaşaran).The Twitter account of Amnesty International’s Turkey representative, Andrew Gardner, was among those affected. Reached by RSF’s Turkey representative, he described the decision as “stupid but serious.” He said he would challenge the measure but regretted having to lose time on this when he was already “very busy verifying the many cases of torture and free speech violations.”Turkey is ranked 151st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index.Read RSF’s previous releases on the abortive coup and its consequences herelast_img read more

LUH Gynae report may be available next week – MacMahon

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articleArds Friary consultation meetings cancelledNext articleMore logic needed in Covid-19 policy – MacLochlainn News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Twitter Facebook By News Highland – August 19, 2020 Pinterest Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter LUH Gynae report may be available next week – MacMahoncenter_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A Bristol based consultant whose sister died in Letterkenny University Hospital says she understands the report of a review of Gynaecological Clinical Services at the hospital will be available next week.Dr Margaret MacMahon, a native of Letterkenny, had led calls for a review of the diagnosis and treatment of gynaecological cancers at the hospital, amidst concerns that a number of cancers may have been missed.Dr MacMahon says she understands some patients and relatives have now been invited to meetings at the hospital, and says if that is the case, there are some points they should consider……….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more