More traffic but less profit for Go-Ahead

first_img Show Comments ▼ Thursday 2 September 2010 7:43 pm RAIL and bus group Go-Ahead posted a 24 per cent fall in annual pre-tax profit yesterday, as passenger numbers grew but margins fell. The group’s profit of £88.7m, which was slightly ahead of expectations, was boosted by a 7.7 per cent increase in revenues from bus ticket sales. Go-Ahead bus and train services, which include the Gatwick Express and London Midland, provided more than 1bn journeys last year, the firm’s busiest ever year. Keith Ludeman, group chief executive, told City A.M. yesterday: “There are pretty good reasons for the fall in profit: reduced subsidies, reduced quality incentive payments in London and different targets from January.”The firm said in its results statement that it was concerned by the weakness in the economy and the possibility of government cuts to travel subsidies including the 60-plus bus pass at the October spending review. However, Ludeman said the firm was prepared to weather any cuts. “There’s a shadow over all UK industries that are in some way involved in the government, but we are fairly sanguine about the impact of cuts on our business. “Firstly, we have detailed contracts that protect us, and the government has showed no signs of wanting to renegotiate. Secondly, only around 15 per cent of our bus revenue comes from subsidised concessionary fares.”The company said maintaining its dividend payments is a priority. Go-Ahead plans to expand its yellow school bus scheme in America next year, from 120 buses to as many as 300.Meanwhile, it finalised the sale of its Meteor airport parking business yesterday, severing the last of its ties to the aviation industry. Shares closed 7.1 per cent up at £11.65 yesterday. whatsapp whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Share KCS-content More traffic but less profit for Go-Ahead Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS

first_img HSBCHSBC today announces the appointment of Richard Jablonowski as managing director and head of investment counsellors to its private banking division. Based in London, he will report to Daniel Ellis, managing director and head of the investment group at HSBC private bank. Jablonowski joins from Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management where he spent 11 years, most recently as Business Director for the Discretionary Investment business across EMEA.HawkpointHawkpoint has appointed Antony Mannion as managing director of its healthcare division. For the last seven years he has been corporate development director of SSL, prior to its £2.5bn takeover in late 2010 by Reckitt Benckiser. Antony’s earlier career included working as a solicitor with Freshfields and then in corporate advisory with Citicorp and subsequently with Standard Chartered Merchant Bank, Asia.Transactions for which Antony was responsible at SSL included acquisitions such as those of Medcom, a Russian distributor of condoms and medical gloves and Qingdao London Rubber Company, a Chinese medical goods distributor.Barclays CorporateBarclays Corporate has appointed Ian Ball to the Northern region Real Estate team to further support Barclays Real Estate’s commitment to the property lending market, demonstrating that they are very much open for business for new and existing clients. Ball joins the team as Relationship Director and will be responsible for larger corporate clients with a turnover in excess of £5m.A qualified Chartered Surveyor, Ball has held a number of real estate roles having previously worked with JP Morgan and private equity fund Doughty Hanson, and most recently with the Royal Bank of Scotland. His experience includes working for pan-European real estate funds, including UK, Italian, Finnish and Belgium acquisitions..PwCPwC has appointed Richard Gane as the new head of its UK automotive group, responsible for leading and co-ordinating PwC’s services to the industry across the country. Gane, a Birmingham-based director, will take up the role with immediate effect.Gane is a qualified, chartered engineer by background, who has worked in and around the automotive, transportation and related industries for over 35 years. CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS Share Tags: NULL KCS-content Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndocenter_img whatsapp Monday 31 January 2011 7:59 pm whatsapp More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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U.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng) HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgU.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about U.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the U.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: U.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng)  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUAC of Nigeria Plc is an investment holding company in Nigeria with diverse business interests in the food and beverages, real estate, paint and logistics sectors. The company also has business interests in the Ivory Coast. UAC of Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range of food items, livestock feed, bottled water, fruit juices and ice-creams as well as a range of paint and other home deco products. Well-known brands in its product portfolio include Gala sausage rolls, Funtime coconut chips, Supreme ice-cream, Swan natural spring water, Gossy spring water, Grand soya oil and cereals, Vital feeds, Binggo dog food, Dulux and Sandtex paint. UAC of Nigeria also offers logistics and supply chain management services which includes warehousing, transport and redistribution services. The company also manages a pension funds administration service. UAC of Nigeria invests in pharmaceutical outlets; operates a chain of Mr Bigg restaurants; owns and operates Golden Tulip Hotel in Lagos; and is involved in the development, sale and management of commercial and residential properties in Nigeria. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. UAC of Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) 2020 Presentation

first_imgEquity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 presentation For more information about Equity Bank Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Equity Bank Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) in the past 12 months, as of 3rd June 2021, is US$180.97M (KES19.67B). An average of US$15.08M (KES1.64B) per month.Equity Bank Limited Presentation DocumentCompany ProfileEquity Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company offers a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts and digital banking to school fees collection, custody investment and group accounts, trade finance, asset finance and microfinance loans. Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited is a subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Equity Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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2 UK shares I’d buy with £5k today

first_img Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Rupert Hargreaves | Monday, 8th March, 2021 | More on: GAMA IPX Image source: Getty Images FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge If I had £5,000 to invest today, there are two UK shares I’d buy. I think both of these companies have tremendous long-term potential, both in terms of growth and income. UK shares to buyThe first company I’d buy is the asset management group Impax Asset Management (LSE: IPX). Impax is a specialist investment manager, targeting opportunities arising from the transition to a more sustainable global economy. This section of the investment market is booming, and I think it will continue to do so, particularly for firms like Impax.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…Investors want to know what their money is backing more and more, and some asset managers can’t provide the level of information required. Others don’t offer any advice at all, and some have provided misleading information.Impax has a strong reputation for providing balanced guidance and, at a time when there’s so much misinformation across the sector, the business has benefited. On 31 December 2020, assets under management totalled £25.2bn, up 25% quarter-on-quarter. This was a new record high for the group. I think this trend could continue, and that’s why I’d buy the stock as part of a portfolio of UK shares today. Of course, there’s no guarantee Impax’s assets under management will continue to increase.If its reputation takes a hit, investors may quickly withdraw funds. This could become a problem for the group. Other challenges the corporation may face include higher costs due to an increased regulatory burden. Staffing costs may also increase as competition in the responsible investing space heats up.All of these challenges could hit the company’s bottom line. And if the bottom line does come under pressure, Impax may have to cut its dividend. The stock currently supports a dividend yield of 1.9% based on City forecasts, which are always subject to revisions. Cloud communications The demand for cloud computing services has hastened over the past 12 months. The pandemic has accelerated a trend that was already in place. This has led to windfall profits for companies like Gamma Communications (LSE: GAMA).According to current analysts’ projections, the company could report a 33% increase in profits for 2020. These are just projections at this stage and are by no means guaranteed. Still, as a way to invest in the booming cloud computing market, I’d back Gamma. It’s one of the few UK shares that offer exposure to this sector. The company has a cash-rich balance sheet, which will help fund expansion. It also pays investors a small dividend, a yield that’s expected to hit 0.8% for 2020. This might be small, but only a handful of cloud computing stocks offer investors a regular income. I think Gamma has a bright future, but we can’t overlook the company’s risks. Cloud computing, and technology in general, is a viciously competitive sector. The group is only small (with a market capitalisation of £1.5bn) compared to some of its American peers. If they wanted to, Gamma’s American peers could crush the business. That’s the most significant risk the firm faces at present, and it’s something I’ll be keeping a close eye on going forward. Nevertheless, considering the company’s growth potential and modest dividend yield, I’d buy the stock for my portfolio of UK shares today.  2 UK shares I’d buy with £5k today See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img 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. 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. Enter Your Email Address Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. These two UK shares could provide investors with the perfect combination of the income and capital growth over the long-term as part of a portfolio of UK shares it’s one of the few companies UK shares that office exposure to this sector of UK sharesThe Motley Fool UK has recommended Gamma Communications. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

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World Cup 2015: Scotland 45-10 Japan

first_img TAGS: HighlightJapan WHAT’S NOTSlips and misses – Japan made more handling errors and missed more tackles in the first half than they did in their whole match against South Africa last Saturday. This time they spilled the ball 11 times in the entire 80 minutes and missed 16 tackles. Later in the game they might have been fatigued, but the first-half slip-ups can’t be blamed on that.The schedule – Would Japan have had a better chance of beating Scotland if they hadn’t had to play just four days after their historic win over South Africa? Probably. So even though the organisers of this World Cup have made sure their schedule is less tough on tier two nations than in other years, it is still harming their chances. Yes, Scotland now have a four-day turnaround before they play the USA, but for Japan to face two tier one nations in such swift succession is a big ask.Momentary lapses – Twice, straight after having scored points themselves, Scotland made mistakes from the re-start which could have been exploited by their opponents. It’s a schoolboy error to concede points when you have just scored them and Scotland will need to make sure they don’t do that against South Africa. Five second-half tries took Scotland to a convincing win over Japan in front of an excited crowd at Kingsholm. Japan scored all their points in the first 45 minutes, answering two Greig Laidlaw penalties with a try from Amanaki Mafi, converted by Ayumu Goromaru, who added a penalty shortly after the break.John Hardie was first to cross the whitewash for Scotland in this Rugby World Cup, after 48 minutes, then Mark Bennett grabbed a pair of tries, either side of one by Tommy Seymour, and Finn Russell rounded it off with seven minutes to go. Man of the match Laidlaw kicked a total of 20 points.While some nations have looked rusty on their first outing, Scotland soon settled and really hit their straps in the second half.WHAT’S HOTScotland’s defence – The five tries they scored, some as a result of really fine play from the backs, will grab the headlines but Scotland had to make a total  of 192 tackles as Japan enjoyed the majority of possession and territory. Vern Cotter‘s team kept their shape, trusted each other, and their line was only breached by a textbook and pretty much unstoppable driving maul from a lineout in the first half.Gotcha: Scotland’s defence kept Japan’s dangerous runners at bay. (Photo: Getty Images)Boot champ – Greig Laidlaw’s excellent place-kicking gave Scotland an early lead, kept them in the game during the first half and helped them to stretch away from Japan after the break. He missed just two kicks out of ten.Heroic hit – Scotland were 12-7 up as the clock went red at the end of the first half and pressing on the Japan line, Finn Russell flung a long pass out to Tommy Seymour, seemingly in acres of space on the right, but as the Scotland wing headed for the corner, full-back Ayumu Goromaru flew across and sent him crashing into touch.Amanaki Mafi – The Japan No 8 had a terrific game in attack and defence, but his contribution was brought to a painful halt in the second half when he was stretchered off with a serious-looking leg injury. Mafi was driven over for his team’s only try after 14 minutes, had a good go at diving over a ruck on the line for a second score before the break and made a fabulous charge out of defence early in the second half, which earned Japan a penalty but resulted in his injury.Fallen hero: Amanaki Mafi is stretchered off after a superb performance. (Photo: Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Scotland: S Hogg (S Maitland 65), T Seymour, M Bennett (P Horne 74), M Scott, S Lamont; F Russell, G Laidlaw (capt), A Dickinson (R Grant 64), R Ford (F Brown 70), WP Nel (J Welsh 70), G Gilchrist (R Gray 49), J Gray, R Wilson (J Strauss 56), J Hardie, D Denton.Tries (5): Hardie, Bennett 2, Seymour, Russell. Cons: Laidlaw 4 Pens: Laidlaw 4Japan: A Goromaru; K Matsushima, M Sau, Y Tamura, K Fukuoka; H Tatekawa (K Hesketh 71), F Tanaka (A Hiwasa 64); K Inagaki, S Horie (T Kizu 70), H Yamashita (K Hatakeyama 52), L Thompson (S Ito 64), J Ives (S Makabe 60), M Leitch (capt), M Broadhurst, A Mafi (H Tui 44).Try: Mafi. Con: Goromaru. Pen: GoromaruYellow Card:  Kotaro Matsushima (22 min)Referee: John Lacey (Ireland) All the details from Scotland’s big Pool C win over Japan at Kingsholm. Scottish smiles: Greig Laidlaw and his team made a good start to the World Cup. (Photo: Getty Images) Flipping great: John Hardie scored a try a few seconds after this deft offload. (Photo: Getty Images)STATISTICS103 – The number of metres run in this match by Japan No 8 Mafi, which is more than any other player on the park. Scotland’s best was Seymour with 83.21 – Scotland openside Hardie made 21 tackles, which was the most in the match, though Jonny Gray was just one behind him and Alasdair Dickinson made 18.10 – Japan won all ten of their lineouts and both their scrums, whereas Scotland lost one of each. Man of the Match: Greig LaidlawAttendance: 14,354last_img read more

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Villa G / SCAPE

first_imgArchitects: SCAPE Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Francesco Mattuzzi+ 36 Share Year:  Switzerland “COPY” 2014 CopyHouses•Sorengo, Switzerland Photographs Villa G / SCAPE ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769238/villa-g-scape Clipboard Houses ArchDaily Year:  2014 Area:  340 m² Area:  340 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Villa G / SCAPESave this projectSaveVilla G / SCAPE Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769238/villa-g-scape Clipboard photographs:  Francesco MattuzziPhotographs:  Francesco MattuzziStructure And Construction Supervision:Lorenzo MediciPlants Engineering:Mauro GavazziniGeneral Contractor:Dado s.r.l.Landscape Design:Letizia CarpiBudget:2.150.000 €Structure:Lorenzo MediciConstruction Supervision:Lorenzo MediciCity:SorengoCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Francesco MattuzziRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. The G family home in Sorengo, on the edge of Lugano in Ticino, is the category of villa that Palladio-1 put forward as a contrast with the town house. The site, a long narrow strip of land on a steep slope, is part of a hilly area, bordered on its short sides by a private road and another property.Save this picture!© Francesco MattuzziOn the long sides it is fringed by another site being developed and a wood that is legislatively bound. To enjoy the fine view of the mountains and part of the lake, the ground level must by raised by three metres. Iñaki Abalos would define Villa G as the product of pragmatism.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe spaces are articulated according to the client’s precise requests, such as the fact that all the main living spaces on the ground floor, with a second floor devoted only to a games room, guest area and the solarium with a heated pool. As a house, it is neither too large nor too small. There is room in it for all that is needed for each member of the family to live life autonomously.Save this picture!© Francesco MattuzziThe plan involves an interchange of open glassed areas and enclosed volumes to house the technical and service zones as well as the closed rooms such as the study. From the entrance, positioned just over two metres from the road, a long corridor crosses the entire main floor, broadening as it reaches the sitting room and dining area. The house is a system that is reflected in the spaces. Villa G has been designed so as to permit all the internal areas to open onto the wood: allowing architecture to become an environmental filter. A central patio increases further the important relationship between inside and outside.Save this picture!SectionThe volumes, made up of load-bearing partition walls, are of different heights and emerge at the upper level to construct an artificial landscape that contrasts with the natural landscape of the mountains. The choice of materials is intentionally restricted; the walls are in pale cement treated with reflective paint both for aesthetic reasons and to protect them. Inside, the insulation is covered with white plaster.Save this picture!© Francesco MattuzziExternally the house has been clad in local stone. Opaque aluminium fittings bring a contemporary touch to the project as a whole. Particular mention should be made of the realisation process. The pragmatic method ties together technical aspects and nature. From a technical point of view there is a merging with Swiss artisanship.Save this picture!© Francesco MattuzziThe metal sheet subtly working, resolves details related to dripping water. The formworks, thanks to a system created ad hoc for the house, hide the join marks so that the aesthetics of the cement walls are not compromised and to allow the parquet floor to be recessed without the need for a skirting board.Save this picture!© Francesco MattuzziProject gallerySee allShow lessNursery School and Municipal Workshops / Jean-François SchmitSelected ProjectsTravel Through 115 Years of U.S. Residential Architecture in this Interactive Infogr…Architecture News Share CopyAbout this officeSCAPEOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSorengoSwitzerlandPublished on June 29, 2015Cite: “Villa G / SCAPE” 28 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Hide and Seek House / Bower Architecture

first_img Area:  260 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects 2017 Australia Hide and Seek House / Bower Architecture Hide and Seek House / Bower ArchitectureSave this projectSaveHide and Seek House / Bower ArchitectureSave this picture!© Shannon McGrath+ 15Curated by María Francisca González Share Architects: Bower Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Photographs:  Shannon McGrathCity:Point LonsdaleCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Shannon McGrathRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorSave this picture!SectionText description provided by the architects. In a quiet street, this sensitive but tough new beach house creates an intriguing sanctuary, integrated with context and landscape. Driven by the local vernacular of gently gabled houses, a sensitive building form is nestled between its neighbours. Two entry experiences – the most apparent an informal outdoor shower which celebrates the ritual of the beach return, while a more discreet side entry leads into a central courtyard at the heart of the house.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathDefined living spaces avoid vast open planning and bridge between separate distinct bedroom areas. These living spaces are unveiled and re-experienced through glimpses and framed views from differing perspectives. Outlook within and beyond shifts through these spaces, which change in character over day and season. Investment in the structure and shell of the house, its considered bones and materials results in a calm and surprising journey integrated with users, site and its surrounds.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathProject gallerySee allShow lessQingli Hotel / Elsedesign + DPDSelected ProjectsMusic House / TWS & PartnersSelected Projects Share ArchDailycenter_img Houses CopyHouses•Point Lonsdale, Australia CopyAbout this officeBower ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPoint LonsdaleAustraliaPublished on July 18, 2018Cite: “Hide and Seek House / Bower Architecture” 17 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898322/hide-and-seek-house-bower-architecture Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898322/hide-and-seek-house-bower-architecture Clipboard “COPY” Year: last_img read more

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4th Annual Charity Christmas Card Scrooge Awards

first_img Tagged with: Awards christmas AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity Christmas cards, where does your money really go? At this time of goodwill, many of us buy charity Christmas cards. However, the amount going to help the charitable causes varies enormously depending on the card you buy.In order to guide Christmas shoppers through this minefield, the Charities Advisory Trust has carried out research in 2005 on the amounts reaching charity from charity Christmas cards, and is proud to be able to make the following awards:The Scrooge AwardThe Scrooge Award goes to the John Lewis Partnership. Although the least charitable card was found at Fenwick’s (less than 1.5% to charity), we have decided the Scrooge Award should go to John Lewis because the extent of the John Lewis range of cards claiming to be charity cards (548 designs) makes the negative impact of their miserliness particularly significant. John Lewis had charity cards, which gave less than 4% to charity, and the average was a measly 7.9%. John Lewis were particularly disappointing because it had been rumoured that they were promising not to go below 10% this year. Advertisement 4th Annual Charity Christmas Card Scrooge Awards The Curate’s Egg Award‘Good in parts’ goes to Clinton Cards. We like the amount going to charity (21%), but think the labelling is misleading (25% after VAT – we are not a nation known for our mental arithmetic!). Paperchase were runners up in the Curate’s Egg Award, with amounts to charity from 10% to 17%. Disappointing that they are less generous than they were in 2004 and 2003!The Georgie Porgy Award for the GreedyThe Georgietros Porgy Award for greed goes to Liberty’s. They charge more for the same cards, but do not increase the donation to charity. They were the meanest of the department stores, with an average contribution to charity of a measly 5%. Runners up, Harrods, with an average 6% to charities, and Selfridges for a card giving a mere 3% to charity. How can they label them as charity cards? Wasn’t the Trade Description Act supposed to stop this?New Award this year:The Rip Off AwardThis year, for the first time, we are proud to announce the Rip Off Award. This we give to card retailers in the UK: a sector-wide award! This award is given in recognition of the discovery that ‘charity’ cards in retailers’ surveyed (excluding bargain boxes) cost an average of 74p a card; the average in temporary charity Christmas card shops was 39p! We found cards of the same design and quality that cost 70p in John Lewis (with 8% to charity) costing 49p (with a minimum 25% to charity) in the Card Aid shops. So for rotten value, and not much going to charity, buy your charity cards at UK retailers.The Good Fairy AwardFor better value, and more to charity, buy at temporary charity Christmas card shops, such as Card Aid, or Cards for Good Causes, or from charity shops on the high street. Also, buy online at www.cardaid.co.uk < http://www.cardaid.co.uk > – 90 designs for 37 charities.CAT Director, Hilary Blume, commenting on the Awards said we calculate if the charity contribution was at least 10%, the additional income for charity would be around £2million. That could pay for approximately 70,000 children in Africa to go to school for a year, or to restore the sight of 100,000 in the developing world. Don’t say to me it doesn’t matter, it’s only a Christmas card!center_img Howard Lake | 4 November 2005 | News  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Authorities said death of journalist found hanged was due to an accident

first_img News to go further News Organisation Reporters Without Borders and the Institute of Mass Media urged police investigating the death of a journalist, who was found hanged in dubious circumstances, not to rule out the possibility it was linked to his journalistic work. Volodymyr Karachevtsev, editor in chief of the weekly Kurier and correspondent for the online publication Vlasti.net, was found dead on 14 December. February 26, 2021 Find out more UkraineEurope – Central Asia News RSF_en September 21, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities said death of journalist found hanged was due to an accident The death of Volodymyr Karachevtsev, who was found hanged from the handle of a refrigerator in his apartment on 14 December 2003, was an accident resulting from the consumption of a large amount of alcohol, the Ukraine state prosecutor’s office announced on 17 September.”The case is closed,” prosecutor’s office spokesman Sergiy Roudenko said. “In advanced state of inebriation, the journalist died of asphyxiation after accidentally hanging himself,” Roudenko said, reporting that Karachevtsev’s blood alcohol level at the time of death was 2.8 grams per litre.”The investigators analyzed what this journalist had published and there is no reason to think that one of his articles could have prompted a desire for revenge,” he added.Karachevtsev, who died in his apartment in the southeastern town of Melitopol, was deputy editor of the weekly Kurier, a contributor to the online newspaper Vlasti.net, and chairman of the Regional Union of Independent Journalists of Zaporojie. Reporters Without Borders, the Mass Media Institue and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe had all urged the authorities to investigate his death thoroughly.__________________18.12.2003Reporters Without Borders and the Mass Media Institute urge fullest probe after journalist found hangedReporters Without Borders and the Institute for Mass Media (IMI) have called for the fullest investigation into the death of Volodymyr Karachevtsev, deputy editor of the weekly Kurier, who was found hanged from the handle of the refrigerator in his apartment.Karachevtsev, who was also a correspondent for the online newspaper Vlasti.net and chaired the regional independent journalists’ union in Zaporojie (south-eastern Ukraine) was found dead on 14 December at his home in Melitopol.”The circumstances of the death of this journalist, who was critical of the local authorities, are particularly disturbing and the information we have obtained is contradictory,” said Reporters Without Borders and the IMI in a letter to the Ukrainian prosecutor-general, Gennadi Vassiliev.”Given the fragile state of press freedom in your country and of the history which we all remember, we call on you to personally ensure that the police investigation is carried out with the utmost rigour, speed and openness. To rule out the motive of his professional work at this stage of the investigation, would seem to be a serious mistake in our eyes,” the letter concluded.Karachevtsev, 47, father of two children and a former Naval officer, was found by his ex-wife, Zinaida, hanging by the collar of his pullover from the handle of the refrigerator just 70 cms from the ground.The day before, his former wife had visited the journalist, who was upset by the death of his father a week earlier. The journalist was buried two days after his death, on 16 December.The Melitopol prosecutor, Leonid Vasylenko, has announced the opening of an investigation. He said that Karachevtsev died from a ‘mechanical asphyxia’, that local medical experts had already carried out some tests and that other samples taken were yet to be examined.According to the prosecutor and the deputy head of the local police, Oleg Bukach, suicide has been ruled out. Police say that for the moment they consider it most likely to have been an accidental death.Bukach said on 16 December that the journalist, who was in a drunken state, had fallen and the collar of his pullover had caught on the refrigerator handle, strangling him. He said the police had not found his apartment in any state of disorder. He told Reporters Without Borders that some expert results, which had to be kept confidential, had already reached him and that the body of the victim showed no signs of violence.The journalist’s colleagues and in particular the editor in chief of Kurier, Igor Yenin, rejected the accident theory and were convinced that he had been murdered to stop him revealing information that would have been embarrassing for the local authorities.The editorial team, which is carrying out is own investigation, said that the apartment was in fact in a disordered state and that the police, who did not yet have the alcohol test results, should be wary of jumping to any hasty conclusions.Karachevtsev had recently been working on investigations into corruption involving various local political officials, in connection with the sale by the mayor of a state-owned property at a low price and on the bankruptcy of the Start plant.In an interview with IMI, Igor Yenin said that Karachevtsev had gone reporting not far from the town a week earlier and his equipment, in particular a dictaphone and a camera should have been in the apartment. He had reported receiving death threats and being the victim of a physical attack at the start of the year.Several elements, that appeared in the press, give rise to the suspicion that it could be a murder linked to his work as a journalist. On 16 December in the afternoon, the editorial office of Vlasti.net took an anonymous call from a man who said in a cheerful voice, “That’s one idiot less. Wait and see what happens next. I will call you back.”The journalists, who managed to get the telephone number, gave the information to the prosecutor’s office, which quickly identified the caller. According to the prosecutor, Vasylenko, it was the director of the Melitopol city business service.Kurier often publishes articles that are extremely critical of the town mayor, Vasyl Yefymenko, and his deputy, Oleksander Ilchuk. As for the site Vlasti.net, set up by the union of local independent journalists, it had set itself the task of exposing and condemning every dubious practice carried out by the local authorities and local politicians.Reporters Without Borders and IMI point out that Géorgiy Gongadze, editor in chief of the online newspaper Pravda.com.ua, and Igor Alexandrov, director-general of TOR television, both highly critical of the government, were murdered respectively in 2000 and 2001. UkraineEurope – Central Asia March 26, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on Ukraine Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV Help by sharing this information News September 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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