Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgSterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileSterling Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the corporate and commercial sectors as well as high net-worth individuals, small businesses and joint venture partnerships. The company provides a full-service offering for consumer and commercial banking as well as corporate, investment and wholesale banking. This includes loans and advances, letters of credit, equipment leasing, money market operations and electronic banking as well as financial advisory and securities trading services. The company was founded in 1960 and formerly known as NAL Bank Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Sterling Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Stock market rally: could these UK shares help me make a million with my Stocks and Shares ISA?

first_img Enter Your Email Address 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. 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. Royston Wild | Wednesday, 18th November, 2020 | More on: BAB DLAR Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Royston Wild 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Has there been a better time to go shopping for UK shares in the past few years? There’s still plenty of economic uncertainty out there as Covid-19 cases rise and the move towards a vaccination programme goes on. However, history suggests that now could be a great time to go stock shopping.The last time we saw a stock market crash of the scale we saw in early 2020 was following the banking crisis of more than a decade ago. As this time around, an abundance of UK share investors saw the value of their stocks portfolios suddenly disappearing down the plughole.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…However, many of those who bought UK shares in the aftermath of the 2008/09 banking sector meltdown got rich in the process. Hundreds, if not thousands, even made millions via tax-efficient products like Stocks and Shares ISAs. They bought quality shares at rock-bottom prices and watched them soar in value as the economic recovery kicked in.I’ve continued to invest in my own ISA in a bid to replicate these millionaires’ huge successes. And there are still plenty of UK shares trading on cheap valuations that I want to add to my stocks portfolio too.A UK share I’m avoidingI’m not tempted to splash the cash on money printer De La Rue (LSE: DLAR) though. This UK share’s forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 14 times is undemanding on paper but fails to reflect its unnerving risk profile.Cash usage was on the wane before Covid-19 lockdowns hit. But with e-commerce taking off, and the handling of physical money declining due to contamination fears, banknote and coin usage has dropped considerably. A poll by Ubamarket suggests that half of British customers have stopped using cash since Covid-19 lockdowns began in early 2020. And a whopping four-tenths of those surveyed said they plan to keep shying away from using cash too.De La Rue warned a year ago that it its future was in “significant doubt” because of cash’s slow decline. The outbreak of Covid-19 threatens to have expedited its extinction. This is one UK share I won’t be touching with a bargepole.Could this FTSE 100 star make me rich?Babcock International Group (LSE: BAB) is a UK share I’d be much happier to buy for my Stocks and Shares ISA today.Like De La Rue, this company also carries a low valuation, in this case represented by a forward P/E ratio of 6 times. I don’t think this valuation reflects Babcock’s ability to enjoy a robust profits rebound, however. Oh, and at current prices this FTSE 100 share carries a healthy 4% dividend yield too.Babcock endured significant Covid-19 disruption early in 2020 but the view is beginning to clear for the defence giant. The UK share booked £500m worth of orders in July at its Aviation operation that had been delayed earlier in the year. I’m expecting this stock to deliver terrific shareholder returns over the long term as global defence budgets rocket. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Stock market rally: could these UK shares help me make a million with my Stocks and Shares ISA?last_img read more

UF Health anesthesiology team devises respirator mask made from existing hospital…

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. May 14, 2020 at 2:34 am The innovative mask uses Halyard H600 two-ply spun polypropylene that cannot be penetrated by water, bacteria or particles. It blocks 99.9% of particulates, making the masks about 4% more effective at blocking particulate material than the N95 masks, according to Bruce Spiess, M.D., a professor of anesthesiology in the UF College of Medicine, who made that calculation based on the manufacturer’s specifications.N95 respirator masks have been in high demand worldwide since the outbreak of COVID-19. That led a UF Health anesthesiology professor to create a simple respirator mask from the sterile wrapping that is normally used to surround surgical instrument trays before they pass through gas sterilization or an autoclave.The Halyard material, which comes in 4-by-4-foot sheets, is typically discarded after surgical instrument trays are unwrapped and before coming into contact with patients. About 10 masks can be made from one sheet, and an estimated 500 to 1,000 sheets are likely available from UF Health hospitals every day, according to Spiess.“This material is otherwise thrown out, so by taking it, cutting it and making masks out of it, we’ve repurposed it,” said Spiess, who came up with the idea.UF Health hospital administrators and infection control experts have given him approval to proceed with the project. UF Health officials noted the masks, which are not certified as an N95 mask and are not intended to replace the N95, will give the health care system future capacity if there is a critical shortage of N95 masks.“My goal is to promote this throughout the country. Every hospital uses this same material,” Spiess said.With the support of other anesthesiology faculty and staff, a community effort to mass produce the masks is under way. That effort is being led by Nelson N. Algarra, M.D., and Sonia D. Mehta, M.D., assistant professors of anesthesiology in the College of Medicine; Stephanie Gore, M.S.N., R.N., the department patient safety and quality officer; and perfusionist Josene Carlson.Local seamstress Georgetta Graham has stepped up to help with production and is already sewing prototypes in her home. Soon, kits containing pre-cut pieces of the Halyard material, ribbon or elastic to wrap around the head and a nose wire will be distributed for people to start sewing them in their homes.The masks would be returned to UF Health the next day and individually sterilized by ultraviolet light or autoclave before being distributed to health care providers. As people use the masks, they should be either fit tested or pressed as tightly to the face as possible.Spiess said he envisions mass dissemination of the masks and invites ingenuity in design. Currently, one prototype is cone-shaped and the other resembles a standard flat surgical mask that folds to the face. Other designs are in development, including ones that would have a 3D-printed face frame.As the pandemic escalates, providers are likely to want to wear them everywhere in the hospital. He also hopes to distribute them to police officers and firefighters. 1 COMMENT rubal shah Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate By Leah Buletti, UF Health, College of Medicine, Department of AnesthesiologyWith respiratory masks used by health workers battling the coronavirus in short supply, the University of Florida Health’s Department of Anesthesiology has developed masks that can be produced in large quantities using materials already found in hospitals and medical facilities.center_img Really good work in this pandemic situation everyone is working on self improvement rather than relying on market buy. shortage and price jump is making situation hard day by day. really good work. hats off to team TAGSCoronavirusMasksUFUniversity of Florida Previous articleA pandemic of opportunity?Next articleHow can action-oriented people in Apopka make a difference in a pandemic? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply UF Health workers are crafting masks out of materials already available in medical facilities. Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Springboks crowned World Champions 2007

first_imgMonday Oct 22, 2007 Springboks crowned World Champions 2007 In a tight and tense affair in Paris on Saturday night, the Springboks came out on top to claim the William Webb Ellis trophy back from England – the trophy that they first won 12 years ago at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.In a game that was dominated by penalties, top points scorer of the world cup Percy Montgomery slotted four out of four, with young Francois Steyn successful at his second attempt from just inside the half way line.Wilkinson didn’t have as big an impact as it was talked up to be for England, only getting two kicks over and missing two drops.The Boks dominated the lineout early on which put pressure on the English, although they came back well in that department. In the other set piece phase of the game, the scrum, England commanded the Boks’ respect as they really put the heat on.CJ van der Linde and the Boks soon rectified the situation though and competed well throughout the game against the powerful English front row.English center Matthew Tait had a few great runs, one of which saw Victor Matfield making a try saving tackle just meters short. The ball was quickly recycled though and spun out wide to Mark Cueto who dived over the line under the close attention of big Danie Roussouw for what looked like a try.Replay after replay were shown to TMO Stuart Dickinson, and after looking at it one last time in super slow mo, it was clear that the tip of Cueto’s boot had scraped the white line, therefore ruling out the try.It will no doubt be an incident that will be talked about for years to come. If you’re English, you’ll say it was a try. If you’re South African or neutral, his foot scraped the line and it wasn’t a try. To harp on about it would be foolish, as nothing will change it now.It certainly wasn’t a bad decision as the video footage is there for all to see. It was extremely close and could have gone either way. The majority of people will agree that it is fair to say that the line was touched.I’ll get the clip up here soon for you guys to discuss, dissect, and scrutinize.The reality is that the team of the tournament won on the day. The Springboks were a lot of people’s favourites from day one, and looked determined to complete their four year plan under coach Jake White. And they did just that. The didn’t lose a game in the tournament and on the team have the top try scorer of the tournament and the top points scorer.Bryan Habana was also last night handed the prestigious IRB Player of the Year award.England on the other hand put up a tremendous fight and halfway through the World Cup nobody would have believed they’d be there. Hats off to Phil Vickery and the boys. Slated by their press, they came back well and for that deserve to be applauded, respected and commended. True guts and self belief will get you very far in life, and in this case, in rugby.To South Africa and the Springboks, we’ve waited long for this and the scenes of nationwide unity on Saturday night around the country brought a tear to my eye. For a country torn apart by racial divide in the past, we came together as one to celebrate the greatest victory of them all. Congratulations to the new World Champions. Final Score: 15 – 6 to South Africa So Far Away – Stained The tournament is over, but we’ll continue to post great World Cup footage from all teams, including Tries of the Tournament, funny incidents, and other video compilations. Currie Cup, Air New Zealand Cup, the Guiness Premiership, Magners League and French League’s footage will all be covered in the upcoming months also, as well as other classic clips from around the world. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyHere’s What That Tiny Hole Next to Your Iphone Camera Actually DoesNueeyMen, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill If You Do This (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel ADVERTISEMENT Trending 1 WEEK AGO HUGE controversy sees Borthwick call Pat Lam a liar during heated Prem clash 5 DAYS AGO Melbourne Rebels do their best to wreck Bryn Gatland 4 DAYS AGO Lam’s explanation of bizarre situation that caused heated touchline argument 5 DAYS AGO François Steyn’s ridiculous 60-metre drop goal which left commentators in hysterics 5 DAYS AGO The time Waisale Serevi used his iconic hitch-kick to carve up Scotland in 2000 Great Tries 5 DAYS AGO Eye-opening compilation shows why Taulupe Faletau could harm Springboks this Summer 5 DAYS AGO The time Waisale Serevi used his iconic hitch-kick to carve up Scotland in 2000 1 WEEK AGO Veainu finishes superb try after octopus style offload from Waisea 2 WEEKS AGO FULL MATCH REPLAY: Huge stars on show when All Blacks host Pacific Island XV in 2004 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Hooker produces ridiculous speed to score 60-metre wonder try for Hurricanes View All Big Hits & Dirty Play 1 DAY AGO Awesome new Etzebeth montage will have Springboks fans psyched for Summer Lions tour 5 DAYS AGO Melbourne Rebels do their best to wreck Bryn Gatland 5 DAYS AGO Eye-opening compilation shows why Taulupe Faletau could harm Springboks this Summer 5 DAYS AGO Re-live O’Driscoll’s EPIC try-saving tackle in 2003 RWC quarter-final 1 WEEK AGO AWESOME video shows the very biggest and best tackles of the 2020/21 season View All See It To Believe It 4 DAYS AGO Cheetah racer Habana reveals what was actually going through his mind that day 4 DAYS AGO Lam’s explanation of bizarre situation that caused heated touchline argument 5 DAYS AGO François Steyn’s ridiculous 60-metre drop goal which left commentators in hysterics 5 DAYS AGO Re-live O’Driscoll’s EPIC try-saving tackle in 2003 RWC quarter-final 1 WEEK AGO HUGE controversy sees Borthwick call Pat Lam a liar during heated Prem clash View All Funnies 2 WEEKS AGO Joe Marler elated in special interview as fans return to The Stoop 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: One of the luckiest and most bizarre tries you will EVER see 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Reds players caught out in hilarious celebration blooper vs Chiefs 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Faz, Piutau and Burns star in hilarious try fail compilation 4 WEEKS AGO MLR: Giltinis howler sees try overruled despite attempts to celebrate View All Amateur 32 WEEKS AGO Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community 69 WEEKS AGO RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you 69 WEEKS AGO RD BLITZ – Disaster, just when it looked so promising… 69 WEEKS AGO That glorious moment that will live on forever, like it or not 69 WEEKS AGO RD Blitz – PROP’S Lionel Messi wizardy creates incredible try View All Player Features 16 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bumping off tacklers and taking high balls, Rob Kearney had an impressive Super Rugby debut 21 WEEKS AGO Brian Moore on money in modern rugby and how it should never be compared to ‘outlier’ football 22 WEEKS AGO Tuisova’s wrecking ball montage will make you grateful you never made it as a pro 28 WEEKS AGO New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell is world class 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary focused on those from non-traditional backgrounds View All Related Content from the RugbyPass Network ‘What you do today is how you’re going to be remembered’: Spirit of Rugby – Ep 5 In Spirit of Rugby episode 5, Jim Hamilton talks Lions with Matt Dawson, Jeremy Guscott, Rob Kearney, Simon Shaw, Tom Croft and John Bentley. Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. ‘I’d pent-up frustration, a lot I probably didn’t realise’: Marcus Watson’s emotional Wasps return Set to turn 30 later this month, Marcus Watson had an early birthday present last weekend when he finally made it back into the Wasps XV. Gavin Coombes grabs four tries as Munster easy to victory over Zebre Gavin Coombes scored four tries at Zebre as Munster secured second place in the northern section of the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup. Leinster finish with Rainbow flourish as fans attend RDS for first time in 16 months Retiring duo Scott Fardy and Michael Bent bowed out on a winning note as Leinster finished the Rainbow Cup with a victory over Dragons. Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Springboks crowned World Champions 2007 | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Nathan Hines swinging arm on Lee Byrne

first_imgSunday Feb 10, 2008 Nathan Hines swinging arm on Lee Byrne In yesterdays Six Nations clash between Wales & Scotland at the ever impressive Millennium Stadium, big second rower Nathan Hines got himself into a little bit of trouble with referee Bryce Lawrence.Hines, Australian born and now playing for Perpignon in France, took a disliking to Welsh fullback Lee Byrne holding him back slightly and lashed out with a swinging arm that would have knocked most players into next week.Hines duly got his marching orders and isn’t the first playing we’ve seen throwing a wild swinging armin recent times, even if the ‘holding back’ was questionable.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyMen, Try This Tonight – You’ll Never Need the Blue Pill Again!Smart Life ReportsThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Horizon Neighborhood / MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

first_img Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description CopyAbout this officeMacKay-Lyons Sweetapple ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEdenUnited StatesPublished on May 15, 2019Cite: “Horizon Neighborhood / MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects” 15 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?地平线社区,雪山顶的雪松小屋集群 / MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects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 Houses United States Save this picture!© Doublespace Photography+ 20Curated by Paula Pintos Share Photographs:  Doublespace Photography, Paul Bundy Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Eden, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916975/horizon-neighborhood-mackay-lyons-sweetapple-architects Clipboard Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Hansgrohe, Owens Corning, Bison, Bosch, California Faucets, Duravit, Stuv, Subzero/Wolf, Thermador, Google, Lammin, TRA Snow and Sun, VALVO Construction: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916975/horizon-neighborhood-mackay-lyons-sweetapple-architects Clipboard Year:  MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Photographs Architects: MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Horizon Neighborhood / MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects “COPY” Dynamic Structures Projects Talisman Civil Consultants Electrical Consultants: 2019 Civil Consultants: Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationAutodeskAutoCAD 2D and 3D Design SoftwareDesign Lead:Brian MacKay-LyonsProject Architects:Duncan Patterson, Jennifer EspositoProject Team:Reid Joslin, Matt Jones, Ben Fuglevand, Farhan Durrani, Paulette Cameron, and interior design by Diana Carl, Sawa RostkowskaClients:Powder MountainCustom Interior Design:Powder Mountain, Haley Duffin, Megan Rider‘Cross Grain’ Units Capella Cabin:1291.0 ft2‘Cross Grain’ Units Indus Cabin:1919.0 ft2‘Parallel Grain’ Units Vega Cabin:1956.0 ft2‘Parallel Grain’ Units Lyra Cabin:3009.0 ft2City:EdenCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyHorizon is the first pre-designed neighborhood to be built at 9,000 feet elevation on Powder Mountain, Utah. It consists of 30 cabins ranging in size from 1,000- 3,000 square feet, along with a series of strategically placed garages, and a communal lodge called the ‘Pioneer Cabin’ for the use of the homeowners. Buyers choose from four typologies, which either follow the contours like mountain goats, or are cross-grain, projecting off the mountainside like extreme skiers. The cabins are then customized for each owner. The theme and variation strategy, in combination with the dramatic topography, results in a neighborhood that has a powerful sense of both unity and variety. The first eight cabins are now complete, with subsequent units under construction.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographySave this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyCommissioned as a home base for Summit Series, an ambitious speaker program that attracts a community of innovators and social impact investors from a broad range of fields, this new village is an architectural expression of Summit’s values: community building, climate responsiveness and land stewardship. This isn’t another ski resort, but rather a planned community for entrepreneurs and creatives working together to address global challenges.Save this picture!© Paul BundySave this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyThe cabins are aggregated around courtyards in a way that maximizes both community and privacy to foster chance meetings and social interactions. The experience of passing from garages, between units and under bridges is like a game of ‘Snakes and Ladders’. The siting of the buildings and bridges was also carefully organized to minimize views into neighboring units, while framing unobstructed, southwest sunset views.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyClimate responsiveness begins with passive solar orientation, combined with thermal mass concrete floors and hydronic-in-floor heating. The steel stilts make the buildings light on the fragile high desert landscape. A series of protected courtyards create micro-climates in an otherwise open, windswept landscape. The dense neighborhood will allow the majority of Powder Mountain’s 11,500 acres to remain undeveloped, and conserved for future generations.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographySave this picture!East ElevationSave this picture!© Paul BundyMacKay-Lyons Sweetapple’s modest cabins stand in contrast to the excessive architecture that is now typical of resorts in the Mountain West. Each cabin consists of a cedar-shingled roof and vertical shiplap cedar walls inspired by the cedar clad barns of the Eden valley below. Aluminum-clad wood windows, and cedar interiors complete the monolithic sculptural effect called ‘Heritage Modern’ by the clients. The cabins are accessed on the second floor via steel bridges due to the extremely high annual snowfall that gives Powder Mountain its name.Save this picture!© Paul BundySave this picture!Cross Section, from westSave this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyThis is MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple’s first completed project of many currently in construction in the United States since opening a satellite studio in Denver last year. The practice is well known for drawing on regional building practices and material culture, and looking to local climate and landscape, to create responsive contemporary architecture that expresses archetypal qualities and universal resonance. Similar village making projects include a recent collection of cabins on Bigwin Island in Muskoka, Ontario, Golden Groves at Margaree in Cape Breton, and Shobac Farm in Nova Scotia, on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.Save this picture!© Paul BundyProject gallerySee allShow lessFive Gardens House / David Boyle ArchitectSelected ProjectsSF Residence / Belluzzo Martinhao ArquitetosSelected Projects Share BNA Engineer Mountain Resort Builders Horizon Neighborhood / MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHorizon Neighborhood / MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Structural Consultants: ArchDaily Lead Architects: “COPY”last_img read more

Dropcash offers almost instant online donation tool

first_img Tagged with: Digital Howard Lake | 7 February 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis You can create one or more campaigns. To do so you need a Paypal account. Assuming you have one already, you then simply create a typekey account, a method of managing users online, for which there is no charge, and login to Dropcash. Then you give your campaign a name and add some details about what you need the money for, and perhaps details about your organisation.Once the donation page has been created and promoted visitors can donate to the campaign or view its progress on a graphical ‘badge’. UK Fundraising has set up a campaign encouring readers to say thank you for the service with a donation:Creating the turnkey account and the campaign page could take as little as 60 seconds.The system has some useful features. Visitors can leave comments on the campaign, as well of course as making a donation.You can also move your Dropcash campaign page to your own website simply by cutting and pasting some of the relevant HTML, namely the form tags. Andre Torres recommends: “Keep the IPN information in-tact and PayPal will continue to ping the correct server. Change the “thank you” page variable to your own page and now nobody will even know you are running a Dropcash campaign.”Beyond that, of course it doesn’t compare with the sophisticated online fundrasing tools offered by Bmycharity, Justgiving and Charities Aid Foundation. There’s no mention of Gift Aid, although you could flag that up on your campaign page. There’s no way of creating other fields to gather further data on donors.Still, it’s a good example of how API’s and some technical knowledge can be made to create a functional tool.Note that Dropcash remains “in beta”, which means it is not guaranteed error free. Also Paypal will take its usual deductions from any donations or payments made using the system.Does it work? In the 18 months since it was created people have donated US$323,497.58 using it.So, feel free to try it out by contributing to UK Fundraising. We’ll use any money we receive to improve further our services to fundraisers.center_img Dropcash offers almost instant online donation tool Developed in 2004, Dropcash makes setting up a Paypal-based online donation system about as quick and easy as one can imagine. On the other hand it lacks true fundraising functions, so the likes of Bmycharity, Justgiving and Charities Aid Foundation can rest easy.Dropcash lets anyone, individuals, groups of people, or organisations, set up a fundraising appeal online. The resultant appeal page can then be linked to from your own website or blog and you can solicit donations. Its creators say that it can be used for “raising money for a charity, a trip overseas, a family gift for mom, or to pay off a surprise hosting bill.”Donations can be made by credit or debit card using Paypal. Indeed, Dropcash is simply an method of enabling paying using Paypal created by programmers Andre Torrez and Jason Kottke, using the Paypal application program interface (API). An API is “any interface that enables one program to use facilities provided by another.” 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Congolese journalists need protective laws, RSF and JED tell UN council

first_imgReports News © JED Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo Related documents rsf_drc_upr_en.pdfPDF – 187.65 KB RSF_en Organisation Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abusesReports and statisticsProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsProtecting sourcesInternational bodies ImpunityPredatorsViolence October 9, 2018 Congolese journalists need protective laws, RSF and JED tell UN council Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abusesReports and statisticsProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsProtecting sourcesInternational bodies ImpunityPredatorsViolence News to go further In their joint contribution (see attached) to the Human Rights Council review, RSF and JED call for the immediate adoption of a press freedom law that the Congolese parliament has been discussing for more than three years, and for a law on access to information. Receive email alerts In July, RSF held the authorities responsible for the fate of two journalists who had to flee their homes after making a documentary about villagers being evicted from land claimed by President Kabila. February 24, 2021 Find out morecenter_img The DRC is ranked 154th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Help by sharing this information Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian The DRC continues to use a press law that was adopted under the Mobutu dictatorship in 1996, under which defamation and insult are punishable by prison sentences and heavy fines in accordance with the penal code. The full analysis by RSF and JED, together with their recommendations, can be downloaded here: February 18, 2021 Find out more Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders In the run-up to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s next Universal Periodic Review by the United Nations Human Rights Council, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and its partner organization, Journalist in Danger (JED), condemn the hostile environment and repressive legislation to which Congolese journalists and media are exposed. The Congolese authorities have yet to implement any of the recommendations regarding press freedom that they accepted at the DRC’s last Universal Periodic Review four years ago. For example, no “appropriate measure” has been taken to “protect journalists.” Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma Harassment of the media is growing in the run-up to the presidential election that is finally scheduled for 23 December, after being delayed for two years. The latest example was the dismissal of three journalists with the state-owned national radio and TV broadcaster, RTNC, for covering a meeting organized by one of President Joseph Kabila’s opponents. The situation for the media is alarming in the absence of protective legislation, RSF and JED stress in their contribution. Journalists are exposed to an environment that includes violence, intimidation and arbitrary arrest. RSF registered a total of 62 press freedom violations in the DRC in the first eight months of 2018, more than in any other country in sub-Saharan Africa. News February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Gardai and council investigating illegal dumping near Culdaff

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleRenewed calls for the removal of Castlederg PSNI stationNext articleCouncil opening Public Services Centres for Calais aid collection News Highland Homepage BannerNews Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Gardai and Donegal County Council are investigating illegal dumping at Ballyharry close to Culdaff in Inishowen, with concern growing at the extent of the dumping and the potential hazards being presented by the materials being left there.Its believed that at regular intervals, lorries arrive, usually in the dead of night, and dump the materials. Then, within 20 minutes of the lorry leaving, the material ignites.Cllr Martin Mc Dermott is urging people to report anything suspicious, he says this has been going on now for a year………………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/martinrubbish.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week center_img Twitter WhatsApp By News Highland – September 15, 2015 Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Gardai and council investigating illegal dumping near Culdaff WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released last_img read more

Missing Iowa jogger possibly sighted in Missouri

first_imgPoweshiek County Sheriff’s Office(BROOKLYN, Iowa) — There has been an unconfirmed sighting of missing Iowa jogger Molly Tibbetts in Kearney, Missouri.Kearny police responded on July 26 to a possible sighting of Tibbetts, 20, at a truck stop in the area, police told ABC News affiliate KMBC-TV.The location is more than 230 miles away from where Tibbetts was last seen.Officers conducted a search of the area, spoke with witnesses and reviewed any potential surveillance video.A report was sent to the investigative task force regarding the sighting, Sgt. Joe Kantola told KMBC-TV.No other additional details of the sighting were released.Tibbetts was reported missing after she failed to show up for work in Brooklyn, Iowa, a farming community of about 1,500 people where she was living over the summer with her longtime boyfriend.At a press conference Monday, police released no specific details about new developments in the case but said the search is active.“Law enforcement and hundreds of others have devoted countless hours to the investigation,” said Kevin Winker, the director of investigative operations for the Iowa Department of Public Safety.Canine searches have been used and investigators are poring over any clues they could gather from undisclosed technology, Winker said.Earlier in the investigation, officials said that they were going to be examining her Fitbit, a device that tracks physical activity and has a GPS feature.Winker said the he was “not going to draw any conclusions about the circumstances of her disappearance other than it’s not consistent with her past.”More than 200 leads have been collected as part of the investigation, police said.Tibbetts’ father said he believes there’s someone else with information that could help locate his daughter.“It doesn’t matter what we’re going through, we just need people to think — because somebody knows something and they don’t even know it’s important,” Rob Tibbetts said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more