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Calling ISA investors! Should you buy this 5% dividend yield this week?

first_imgCalling ISA investors! Should you buy this 5% dividend yield this week? “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Share markets were still sharply selling off in Friday business. The FTSE 100 was down another 200 points from the prior close and it’s now at it cheapest since summer 2016. And more falls obviously can’t be ruled out as coronavirus-related news flow gets worse.DFS Furniture (LSE: DFS) is a UK share that’s in particular danger of sinking in the week ahead. It’s not just the broader decline in market sentiment that could drag it lower. I’d caution that the release of interim results on Tuesday (March 10) could send investors dashing for the exit.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…Retail conditions remain weakThe furniture retailer didn’t fill me with confidence last time out in January. Back then it said that gross sales were down 6% on an annual basis during the six months to December. DFS said that “the challenging market environment impacting footfall and the performance in the strong prior year period” caused the meaty top-line reversal.On the plus side, the retailer added that order intake had strengthened more recently. It said that its critical Winter Sale period had got off to a “satisfactory” start too. But recent industry data suggests that the business might have struggled to keep this recent momentum going.The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG’s latest retail report underlined the sector’s ongoing difficulties. It said that British like-for-like retail sales were flat between December 29 and February 1, that key winter selling season for DFS. This compares with the 1.8% rise punched in the corresponding period a year earlier.Commenting on the results, Helen Dickinson, chief executive of the BRC commented that “across the UK, retailers are facing tighter margins as a result of weak consumer demand and increasing costs, including sky-high business rates.”She added that “recent political uncertainty and a decade of austerity appear to have ingrained a more thrifty approach to shopping among consumers.” That’s bad news for furniture sellers like DFS. But it’s not just continued Brexit concerns that threaten to keep confidence at rock bottom and shoppers out of furniture stores. The recent coronavirus breakout is also likely to have taken a bite out of sales of non-discretionary items of late, and particularly demand for more expensive goods like furniture.Profit projections about to fall?In that January trading statement, DFS maintained its expectations for the full financial year (to June 2020). But this was based on the assumption of “low-single-digit revenue growth” in the second half.I reckon the retailer may be about to scale back its predictions. In fact, I fear that a downgrade to its pre-tax profit forecasts could be announced very soon, the coronavirus outbreak worsening already-weak consumer sentiment.So forget about DFS’s cheap forward P/E ratio of 12.8 times and bulging 5% dividend yield. This a share to be avoided at all costs given the high chances of more sharp share price falls, I think. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. Royston Wild | Sunday, 8th March, 2020 | More on: DFS 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.center_img Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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‘Women must be heard in church and society,’ says Melanesia…

first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR By Aldrin PelokoPosted Sep 2, 2014 Youth Minister Lorton, VA “Your mission is to liberate women from cultural and religious beliefs that oppress and discriminate against women,” Archbishop David told MU delegates. Photo: Anglican Church of Melanesia[Anglican Church of Melanesia] The Archbishop of Melanesia, who is also the patron of the Mothers’ Union (MU), has urged MU delegates to promote the place of women in the church and society.The Most Rev. David Vunagi made the statement at the official opening of this 13th Provincial Mothers’ Union General Conference at the Melanesia Haus on August 25.The theme for the conference was: Faithful Relationship in Unity, Mission and Service.“Your mission is to liberate women from cultural and religious beliefs that oppress and discriminate against women,” Vunagi said.“But before you can do that, you must take the initiative to raise your own self-esteem and liberate yourselves from the negative impacts of culture and religion that restrict the place of women in the church and society.”He said women, particularly in Melanesia, have been conditioned by culture and religion to think that their place is at the periphery of any organization or body of people.The archbishop urged church and society, especially in Melanesia, to listen to the voices of women, girls and children who are “always placed at the deep end of the stick”. He said it is only when church and society are listening that they can establish achievable goals to remedy unjust systems and structures.“It should be part of the witness for the gospel that the church must work towards dismantling the conditioned mentality of the society that put women at the backburner. But women must have trust and confidence in themselves that they are equal partners of men in the mission and ministry of the Church.”It is for such reason that this general conference can help women in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands recognize the negative impacts of the different forms of oppression and discrimination that have continued to hinder them in fully participating in the decision-making processes in the church and in the communities they live.It is also for such reason that this consultation will help to develop a dynamic process that will help establish a societal environment that is truly free and inclusive to help women fully realize their worth and potential.The general conference ran from August 25-30.About 80 MU delegates from the nine dioceses across the Anglican Church of Melanesia plus provincial MU staff took joined the conference. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, Women’s Ministry Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI center_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 ‘Women must be heard in church and society,’ says Melanesia primate Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Shreveport, LA Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Press Release Service Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SClast_img read more

Run your own race!

first_img January 22, 2017 at 3:35 pm Dear Christine, yes, I know what you mean. I guess we are all running a race, and certainly there are those times that we hit the “wall”. It seems that about then that we can’t take another step. At times the christian walk is like that, but if we keep on, if we persevere and stay the course, oh the reward will be well worth the effort put forth. Blessings on you and yours, Charles Towne TAGSChristine Webb Previous articleDepartment of Environmental Protection secretary resignsNext articleA cat, a horse and unreasonable expectations Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Sheri Sheri Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 3 COMMENTS I am constantly looking to better myself. I often observe what others are doing that makes them so successful… so liked- or even loved. I can’t seem to figure me out! What can I do better to just be a better person or to make myself more successful… and what is success anyway? How do we measure success? At times I feel completely at peace with who I am.. but not always with who I am becoming… and who is that anyway? I believe at times I think too much! perhaps I should just enjoy the process of becoming. Kick back and enjoy the ride~ (2nd time I posted to this article/evidently the 1st one did not show up with the article even though my copy did) Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom February 11, 2017 at 4:40 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Charles Townecenter_img Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Reply InspirationBy Christine WebbWhen I was first beginning to run, man oh man, it was hard! There were times I felt I couldn’t even run down my own block. Step by step and block by block I kept trying.But I’ll never forget a conversation I had with a friend one Saturday morning during a long run, years ago, that really pushed and encouraged me. I hope it encourages you in life as well.If you’ve ever run a race — a 5k, 10k, half marathon or marathon — you know, when the race starts, people rush to take off and you can quickly get caught up in the excitement and energy of it all! You feel like you could fly and you want to keep up with everyone. Hold on!The advice my friend gave me was wise and something I will never forget. Run your own race. Don’t compare yourself to others. Many people will rush off at the start and it will be hard not to go with them, but you have to run your own race at your own pace.Later on, I remember my first big race and I remembered those wise words. It was so hard at first to keep my own pace. People were flying past me! But guess what? My friend was right! Around mile 9, 10, 11, and 12 I began to pass those people who rushed off in the beginning! I was shocked! But at the same time it energized and confirmed to me how important it is to run your own race!Are you running your own race in life or are you looking at where others are?It’s so hard sometimes I know, but don’t look at where others are in life. You may see some folks getting engaged and think, “Why isn’t this happening to me?”You may see others announce they are going to have a baby and you think, “When is it going to be my time?”Or someone may post they have a great new job and you are struggling.It’s hard.Run your own race.Remember and be encouraged today — God can change things in an instant!Keep your eyes on Jesus and the rest will fall into place.Believe it and be encouraged today! Don’t give up Hope!1 Corinthians 9:24 “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.”Christine Webb is the Lead Pastor at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Ocala. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply January 29, 2017 at 7:15 pm Please enter your name here I am constantly looking to better myself. I often observe what others are doing that makes them so successful… so liked- or even loved. I can’t seem to figure me out! What can I do better to just be a better person or to make myself more successful… and what is success anyway? How do we measure success? At times I feel completely at peace with who I am.. but not always with who I am becoming… and who is that anyway? I believe at times I think too much! perhaps I should just enjoy the process of becoming. Kick back and enjoy the ride~ Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

USDA seeks proposals for innovative approaches to high tunnel systems in…

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Up to 10 percent of the funds are for proposals from historically underserved producers, veteran farmers or ranchers, or community- based organizationsFrom USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation ServiceUSDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida will invest $300,000 for Conservation Innovation Grants for high tunnel systems that improve weather resiliency and improve degraded plant conditions.The deadline to submit a proposal is July 12 before noon, EST.Grants between $5,000 to $75,000 will be awarded to applicants matching those funds on a dollar-for-dollar basis from non-federal sources that can include cash or in-kind contributions. U.S.-based non-federal entities and individuals are eligible to apply for projects carried out in Florida.Up to 10 percent of the funds are for proposals from historically underserved producers, veteran farmers or ranchers, or community- based organizations representing these entities. The funding announcement seeking proposals will be published on and is available here.Conservation Innovation Grants are competitive grants that drive public and private sector innovation in resource conservation. CIG projects inspire creative problem-solving that boosts production on farms, ranches, and private forests that improve water quality, soil health and wildlife habitat. Under the state CIG, public and private grantees develop the tools, technologies, and strategies to support next-generation conservation efforts on working lands and develop market-based solutions to resource challenges.Grant Application WebinarA webinar May 27, 2 p.m. EST will explain how to apply for the state Conservation Innovation Grants and give an overview of NRCS high tunnel systems. The meeting link is here.  Or dial in to 1-844-517-1271, access code 962 370 659. Individuals who require special accommodations or materials in an alternative format or language contact Nina Bhattacharyya, 352-338-9554 by May 13.USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) puts more than 80 years of experience to work assisting America’s private landowners with conserving their soil, water and other natural resources. Local, state and federal agencies and policymakers also rely on our expertise. We deliver technical assistance based on sound science and suited to a customer’s specific needs. Cost shares and financial incentives are available in some cases. The majority of conservation application is accomplished with local partners. Our partnership with local conservation districts serves almost every county in Florida. Participation in NRCS programs is voluntary. Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here TAGSCommunity-based OrganizationsEnvironmentFarmersfloridaFundingGovernmentGrantsHigh Tunnel SystemsInnovationNatural Resources Conservation ServiceRanchersUnderservedUSDAWebinar Previous articleHow binging Netflix may save F1 racingNext articleOrange County Clerk’s Office hosting free mental health webinar Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

Student Apartments in Luzern / Durisch + Nolli Architetti

first_img Year:  Student Apartments in Luzern / Durisch + Nolli Architetti “COPY” 2013 Architects: Durisch + Nolli Architetti Area Area of this architecture project Student Apartments in Luzern / Durisch + Nolli ArchitettiSave this projectSaveStudent Apartments in Luzern / Durisch + Nolli Architetti 2013 Area:  2430 m² Area:  2430 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  CopyHousing, Dorms•Lucerne, Switzerland ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects “COPY” Switzerland Housing CopyAbout this officeDurisch + Nolli ArchitettiOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingEducational ArchitectureOther facilitiesDormsLucerneHousingEducationalResidentialSwitzerlandPublished on May 18, 2014Cite: “Student Apartments in Luzern / Durisch + Nolli Architetti” 18 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream photographs:  Walter Mair, Tonatiuh AmbrosettiPhotographs:  Walter Mair, Tonatiuh AmbrosettiCost Management:Büro für Bauökonomie AG, 6003 Luzern (CH)Structural Engineer:Berchtold, Eicher Bauingenieure AG, 6003 Zug (CH)Mechanical Engineer:Dr. Eicher, Pauli AG, 6010 Kriens (CH)Electrical Engineer:B+S Elektro Engineering AG, 6020 Emmenbrücke (CH)Construction Physicist:Martinelli, Menti AG, 6003 Luzern (CH)Color Consulting:Angelika WalthertFacade Consulting:Feroplan Engineering AG, 8045 Zürich (CH)City:LucerneCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Walter MairText description provided by the architects. The competition site, a plot of land for public use , is located between the residential area and the area, mainly commercial, bordering the main traffic arteries. The residential area is characterized by small size and uniformity of the houses and big size of the parcels.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe task of the project is essentially the careful insertion of 280 rooms for students, paying attention to the specific requirements dictated by modern student accommodation standard. Compatibility with the district is required .Save this picture!© Walter MairThe vertical and horizontal development of the modular building, allows an adaptation to the topography and the adjustment of the building volume to the program; also allows a limitation of the height of the building in relation to the residential neighborhood. The new building is built in a modular complex form.Save this picture!© Walter MairThe size of the building is structured so as to assume the module of the existing houses in the district: is made up of prisms with an area of approximately 12x12m, lined up like dominoes. The single modular element is based on the size of a room of approximately 13m2 which also corresponds to the constructive structure of the building. The integration of the new building in the park is completed with the green cover of the roof.Project gallerySee allShow lessDedalo Minosse International Prize for Commissioning a BuildingArchitecture NewsTYIN tegnestue Releases Downloadable Guide to Design/Build in Underprivileged AreasArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Steinhofstrasse 15, 6005 Lucerne, SwitzerlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Walter Mair+ 14 Sharelast_img read more

Henry Koerner Hall Student Residence / Atelier Kempe Thill

first_imgPhotographs:  Ulrich Schwarz Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Structural Engineer: Year:  Köber Plan Architekten und Ingenieure, Brandenburg a. d. Havel “COPY” Germany Projects CopyHousing, Student Hall•Berlin, Germany ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Photographs Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill Area Area of this architecture project 2020 Housing Henry Koerner Hall Student Residence / Atelier Kempe Thill Area:  1803 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Schuco ArchDaily Henry Koerner Hall Student Residence / Atelier Kempe ThillSave this projectSaveHenry Koerner Hall Student Residence / Atelier Kempe Thill Design Team:André Kempe, Oliver Thill, Laura PaschkeCollaborating Architect:büro labs vonhelmolt, Rüdiger von Helmholt, Torsten Labs, Kai SchreiberClient:Bard College gGmbHBuilding Services / Building Physics Engineer:Ebert Ingenieure GmbHFire Security:GSE Ingenieur-Gesellschaft mbHGlass Façade:Moltzower Service & Handels GmbHCity:BerlinCountry:GermanyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ulrich SchwarzRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsFastmount®Heavy Duty Panel Fastener at ‘Sandboxes’ HouseResidential ApplicationsCymat Technologies Ltd.Hudson Valley Home, USA – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. Pankow-Niederschönhausen is a neighbourhood in Berlin characterised by an open urban structure, large and green private gardens, and streets planted with big powerful trees. The originally intended closed and dense urban blocks haven‘t been achieved in the entire area over time, but are still to be found on its edges. Instead, the neighbourhood is dominated by an informal development of urban villas, semi-detached, and single-family houses which could be described as “urban suburb”. Embassies of many countries were erected there during the GDR era, which resulted in a delicate balance between residential and public functions. The former embassies, designed in a late modern style, stand all on spacious plots of land with park-like gardens. The embassy buildings in Pankow were no longer needed after the German reunification and as a result, remained empty.Save this picture!© Ulrich SchwarzSave this picture!© Ulrich SchwarzThe Bard College Berlin, a German-American university for humanities and social sciences originating from Annandale (state of New York), has been running since 2003 its Berlin branch within this urban planning context. After the reunification of Germany, the college did not set up a separate campus for this purpose but acquired a number of the empty embassy buildings and assimilated of the residential buildings existing context. Due to the relatively small available buildings, this integrative approach in the urban area appears at first glance somewhat impractical. Save this picture!© Ulrich SchwarzNevertheless, the situation with small distances between the buildings allows a good reorganisation. Similar to how it used to be with the embassies, the activities of the students are gradually being incorporated within the neighbourhood. The College blends in the open urban structure as well as in the population of Berlin Pankow and creates as such a new campus model. The new Henry Koerner Hall building follows this logic of slow blending and connects with its size to the surrounding loose development. The building has for this purpose a graduated volumetric in order not to be perceived as a whole in its full length. Its modernist architecture tries deliberately to connect with the architecture of the former GDR embassies. The architecture of housing is combined with a facade along the street that deliberately breaks through the somewhat mundane and informal context of the area, as well as underlines the open character of the College.Save this picture!© Ulrich SchwarzThe canteen of the Bard College is situated in a former embassy building, south of the Hall. Both buildings form an ensemble. These two properties are strongly connected to each other, creating in their midst an attractive small park, which can be used by the residents for picnics, learning groups and any other outside activities. Save this picture!© Ulrich SchwarzStudent apartments as maisonettes.  The question is always with flats: how to give each apartment an individual and distinctive character. Maisonettes with two-storeys high void spaces are extremely suitable for that, as they give the residents a feeling of living in a single-family house. The question of which size is sensible for a residential unit rises always with students’ housing. How big should be the group of students living together in order to create a sense of community and responsibility towards the shared spaces such as the kitchen and bathrooms?Save this picture!© Ulrich SchwarzAn important topic in the case of Henry Koerner Hall is the flexibility and transformability of the building in the long term. Bard College finds it important that the flats can be used by families or been sold as such eventually. The size of the residential units of the Henry Koerner Hall has been determined by the fact that they’re conceived as maisonettes meant for up to six students each. In the long main bar, all apartments have a spacious two-storeys high void space. Every two apartments are stacked on top of each other. The lower ones are directly accessible from outside through a path on the back of the property, whereas the upper ones can be reached by a gallery also situated at the back. This combination creates a typological variation: you enter the lower flats directly from outside stepping in the living room and reach the bedrooms on the first floor via inside stairs. In the upper maisonettes, you get in on the top floor and reach the living room downstairs through the internal staircase.Save this picture!Detail sectionSave this picture!© Ulrich SchwarzIn both cases, the two-storeys high void spaces can be seen from the staircase which is visually connected to the living room, creating a strong spatial identity with powerful sightlines. All living rooms have an open kitchen. In the smaller volumes, set back at the rear, you will find one apartment on each lower floor and a large maisonette flat on the two upper floors without two-storeys high void space.  The large windows expand the interiors greatly visually and give them an expansive space that reflects positively on the small student rooms. On top of that, the glorious trees which stand both on the front and the backside of the building, are framed by the large windows and become part of the interior.Save this picture!© Ulrich SchwarzProject gallerySee allShow lessInternational Photography Awards Announces Winners of its 2020 Competition in the Ar…Architecture NewsAIA California Announces 2020 Residential Design AwardsArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Waldstraße 68, 13156 Berlin, GermanyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Ulrich Schwarz+ 34Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyAbout this officeAtelier Kempe ThillOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingEducational ArchitectureOther facilitiesStudent HallBerlinOn FacebookGermanyPublished on November 09, 2020Cite: “Henry Koerner Hall Student Residence / Atelier Kempe Thill” 09 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Henry Koerner 学生宿舍 / Atelier Kempe Thill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! 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Foreign journalists harassed during and after presidential poll

first_img Congo-BrazzavilleAfrica Help by sharing this information RSF_en May 4, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders condemns police harassment and violence against journalists during and after the 12 June elections in which, as expected, President Denis Sassou N’Guesso won another term. A French journalist told the press freedom organisation: “We were just going about our work when anti-riot police attacked us and seized our equipment.”“The use of such violent methods is liable to sow doubt about the regularity of these elections,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Journalists have been physically attacked, threatened and harassed at the whim of police and soldiers. We urge the authorities to punish all the abuse of authority towards media personnel that took place during the polls.”Visiting journalists Arnaud Zajtman and Marlène Rabaud of the French satellite TV station France 24 and BBC World Service correspondent Thomas Fessy were physically attacked by police while covering an opposition demonstration held in Brazzaville when the results were announced on 15 July. Their equipment was confiscated and they were forced to leave the scene of the protest.Reached by telephone, Fessy said he was shocked by the way the police behaved. “They grabbed me around the waist and pulled me by the hair to make me let go of my tape recorder, which was immediately taken by a plain-clothes policemen,” he said. “Another policeman snatched my bag.”On returning to their hotel, the three journalists realised they were being kept under surveillance. As a result, they moved out and went to a location that offered more security.A few hours after the polls opened on 12 July, a dozen security agents led by Col. Thomas Bakala Mayinda of the Congolese intelligence agency arrived at the Hotel Saphir and asked to see visiting Radio France Internationale reporter Catherine Ninin, claiming they had an interview with her. The hotel refused to let them in. That evening, Ninin received a threatening phone call from a presidential aide while two additional groups of security agents went to the hotel and remained outside all night. to go further Follow the news on Congo-Brazzaville News Ailing magazine editor held illegally in Brazzaville for more than a monthcenter_img July 20, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Foreign journalists harassed during and after presidential poll News Congo celebrates World Press Freedom Day by sentencing a journalist to six months in prison News Joint call for Brazzaville journalist’s release March 31, 2021 Find out more Organisation Congo-BrazzavilleAfrica March 5, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Limerick Youth Service offer tips for exam students

first_imgAdvertisement Limerick Youth Service As thousands of students prepare to sit their Junior, Leaving and Leaving Cert Applied exams this June, Limerick Youth Service has a few tips that may ease the pre-exam stress and nerves.The exam period can be a very stressful time for young people and Limerick Youth Service has a few tips that may ease those pre-exam stress and nerves.Study TimeSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up  Firstly, set a study plan. Everyone is different so what works for your friends may notnecessarily work for you. Be realistic about what you can get through and do not compareyourself to others. In terms of study, arrange your study space to ensure it is comfortable and suits you. Forthe easily distracted out there-turn off the TV and radio and stay away from yoursmartphones! Unfortunately, stress is a part of exam time and the important thing is not to allow it tooverwhelm you. Remember the power of positive thinking and avoid negative thoughtssuch as ‘I’ve no chance’ or ‘I’m going to fail.’ You have successfully sat exams before andpassed them-how do you think you got this far! Try and avoid cramming, take regular breaks, keep hydrated and even go for a walk, run orcycle-the fresh air will help clear your mind.On Exam Day Remember to check your timetable and arrive in plenty of time at your exam hall, which inmost cases will be your school. If for some reason you are late or miss an exam, pleasecontact your school immediately. When you are doing your exam remember to read the questions carefully, use a rough workpage and use your allotted time. Please do not leave the exam hall early just because your friend has. After the exam, please try to avoid the post-mortem with your friends. Take a break, getsomething to eat and then prepare for your next exam.Throughout the exam period LYS’ youth spaces will be open to allow young people the opportunity to chill out and relax after their exams.Need to TalkIf you are finding the exams tough and would like to speak to someone please talk to a youthworker, teacher, parent or trusted friend.You can also speak to Childline at Freephone 1800 666 666, while the youth information website, provides online support and guidance.Alternatively you can contact LYS’ Youth Information team at [email protected] or call 061-412444.A member of Youth Work Ireland, Limerick Youth Service remains committed to connecting with young people and supporting them to reach their full potential.More about society here. WhatsApp Comment: NAPD on the cancellation of the Junior and Leaving Certificate Oral and Practical Exams Twitter Limerick Youth Service Calling for Additional Investment in Youth Work Sector Email Previous articleWinners of HOMS Solicitors Company Challenge presented with their trophiesNext articleUS Meeting Planners get a taste of the Shannon Region as Limerick is promoted as a destination city Staff Reporter Linkedin Online registration for Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades opens center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSApplied ExamsJunior CertificateLeaving CertificateLimerick Youth ServiceStudy Limerick Youth Service have launched a new online live information chat service NewsSocietyLimerick Youth Service offer tips for exam studentsBy Staff Reporter – May 29, 2018 799 Print Facebook Limerick Post Show | Homemade tripods Leaving Cert and Junior Cert orals and practical exams cancelledlast_img read more

Inventory Management Software Market Procurement Intelligence Report With COVID-19 Impact Analysis | Global Forecasts,…

first_img Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Pinterest Inventory Management Software Market Procurement Intelligence Report With COVID-19 Impact Analysis | Global Forecasts, 2021-2025 Twitter TAGS  WhatsApp Previous articleHERTHENA-Lung01 Phase 2 Study of Daiichi Sankyo’s Patritumab Deruxtecan Initiated in Patients with EGFR-Mutated NSCLCNext articleCredibility International Releases the Second Edition of Its Study of Damages in Investor-State Cases Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Local NewsBusiness Pinterest LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– The Inventory Management Software market will register an incremental spend of about USD 1.23 billion, growing at a CAGR of 9.10% during the five-year forecast period. A targeted strategic approach to Inventory Management Software sourcing can unlock several opportunities for buyers. This report also offers market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic . Download free sample pages This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: SpendEdge has announced the release of its Global Inventory Management Software Market Procurement Intelligence Report (Graphic: Business Wire) Key benefits to buy this report:What are the market dynamics?What are the key market trends?What are the category growth drivers?What are the constraints on category growth?Who are the suppliers in this market?What are the demand-supply shifts?What are the major category requirements?What are the procurement best practices in this market? Information on Latest Trends and Supply Chain Market Information Knowledge centre on COVID-19 impact assessment SpendEdge’s reports now include an in-depth complimentary analysis of the COVID-19 impact on procurement and the latest market data to help your company overcome sourcing challenges. Our Inventory Management Software market procurement intelligence report offers actionable procurement intelligence insights, sourcing strategies, and action plans to mitigate risks arising out of the current pandemic situation. The insights offered by our reports will help procurement professionals streamline supply chain operations and gain insights into the best procurement practices to mitigate losses. Insights into buyer strategies and tactical negotiation levers: Several strategic and tactical negotiation levers are explained in the report to help buyers achieve the best prices for Inventory Management Software market. The report also aids buyers with relevant Inventory Management Software pricing levels, pros and cons of prevalent pricing models such as volume-based pricing, spot pricing, and cost-plus pricing and category management strategies and best practices to fulfil their category objectives. For more insights on buyer strategies and tactical negotiation levers Click Here To access the definite purchasing guide on the inventory management software that answers all your key questions on price trends and analysis:Am I paying/getting the right prices? Is my Inventory Management Software TCO (total cost of ownership) favorable?How is the price forecast expected to change? What is driving the current and future price changes?Which pricing models offer the most rewarding opportunities? To get instant access to over 1000 market-ready procurement intelligence reports without any additional costs or commitment, Subscribe Now for Free. Some of the top inventory management software suppliers listed in this report: This inventory management software procurement intelligence report has enlisted the top suppliers and their cost structures, SLA terms, best selection criteria, and negotiation strategies.Microsoft Corp.SAP SEOracle Corp.Blue Yonder Group Inc.Zoho Corp. Pvt. Ltd.Revel Systems Inc.Dubai Holding LLCUnleashed Software Ltd.3PL Central LLCVend Ltd. This procurement report helps buyers identify and shortlist the most suitable suppliers for their inventory management software requirements by answering the following questions:Am I engaging with the right suppliers?Which KPIs should I use to evaluate my incumbent suppliers?Which supplier selection criteria are relevant for?What are the inventory management software category essentials in terms of SLAs and RFx? Get access to regular sourcing and procurement insights to our digital procurement platform – Contact Us. Table of Content Executive Summary Market Insights Category Pricing Insights Cost-saving Opportunities Best Practices Category Ecosystem Category Management Strategy Category Management Enablers Suppliers Selection Suppliers under Coverage US Market Insights Category scope Appendix About SpendEdge: SpendEdge shares your passion for driving sourcing and procurement excellence. We are the preferred procurement market intelligence partner for 120+ Fortune 500 firms and other leading companies across numerous industries. Our strength lies in delivering robust, real-time procurement market intelligence reports and solutions. To know more View source version on CONTACT: SpendEdge Anirban Choudhury Marketing Manager Ph No: +1 (872) 206-9340 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT DATA MANAGEMENT TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE SOURCE: SpendEdge Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 08:01 AM Facebooklast_img read more

Using an Alternative Scoring Model to Expand the Credit Box

first_img Related Articles February 15, 2016 1,609 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Using an Alternative Scoring Model to Expand the Credit Box Tagged with: Credit Scoring Fannie Mae First-Time Homebuyers Freddie Mac Trulia Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Tackling Title: Professionals are Well-Positioned to Face the Industry’s Challenges Next: New York Fed CEO: Economy and Homeowners Are in a Better Position than You Think in Daily Dose, Featured, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Using an Alternative Scoring Model to Expand the Credit Box Credit Scoring Fannie Mae First-Time Homebuyers Freddie Mac Trulia 2016-02-15 Brian Honea The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac consider only the FICO credit scoring model when making mortgage purchase decisions, but some believe that this singular method of scoring is locking potential buyers out of the housing market and cutting into lenders’ businesses.A bill introduced in December 2015 is trying to change this singular model and move toward a more multifaceted model. The H.R. 4211 bill, also titled the “Credit Score Competition Act of 2015,” was introduced by U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-California) and U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Alabama)—both members of the House Financial Services Committee—to the House of Representatives.”The bill could positively impact millions of Americans who cannot currently secure mortgages or are forced to pick from less than stellar options simply because the system in place today doesn’t truly measure how financially responsible they are.” Trulia Both Reps. Royce and Sewell announced on their websites that the bill would allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to consider alternative credit-scoring models instead of just the FICO model. This  would open up homebuying options for many consumers whose credit does not meet the current standards.“The GSEs’ use of a single credit score is an unfair practice that stifles competition and innovation in credit scoring. Breaking up the credit score monopoly at Fannie and Freddie will also assist them in managing their credit risk and decreases the potential for another taxpayer bailout,” Rep. Royce said.A recent report from Trulia showed that the use of alternate credit scoring models would help buyers obtain a mortgage that normally would have missed out on. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac own about 90 percent of the secondary mortgage market, so there is no room for competition in the credit-scoring industry, which Trulia says is hindering innovation.”The model currently used to score borrowers is based on data from nearly 20 years ago and excludes millions of people that companies like Experian say are creditworthy but whose scores don’t reflect that under the system in place today,” Trulia said. “The current credit-scoring model also effectively punishes borrowers who don’t have much of a credit history; a short or nonexistent credit history can drag down overall scores. With this system, if you’re financially responsible, a diligent saver, and debt-free, you could still miss out on a mortgage because you don’t utilize credit in your day-to-day life (some people do prefer to use cash).”The FICO credit scoring system does not take into account that not everyone has access to traditional forms of credit that boost FICO scores, Trulia reported.”The bill could positively impact millions of Americans who cannot currently secure mortgages or are forced to pick from less than stellar options simply because the system in place today doesn’t truly measure how financially responsible they are,” Trulia concluded.Click here to view the full Trulia report. Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Xhevrije Westlast_img read more