The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) HY2015 Presentation

first_imgThe Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 presentation results for the half year.For more information about The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke)  2015 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileThe Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services for the retail banking and wholesale banking sectors in Kenya. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products to access accounts, LPO financing, invoice discounting services, term loans, asset finance and letters of credit. The company also provides medical, motor, general, life, agriculture and micro-business insurance as well as treasury products, fixed income and money market products and money transfer services. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya was founded in 1965 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. The company is a subsidiary of Co-op Holdings Co-operative Society Limited. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Hotshot: Glasgow fly-half Ross Thompson

first_img Glasgow fly-half Ross Thompson Date of birth 10 April 1999 Born Edinburgh Position Fly-half Club Glasgow Warriors Country ScotlandWhen did you first play rugby? Three or four – as soon as my dad could get me into it! That was mini rugby at Stew Mel Lions on a Sunday, then I moved to Stewart’s Melville from 12 or 13.Did you play any other sports? I played a lot of football and some racket sports as well, badminton. But it was mainly rugby and football, which I stopped at 16.What positions have you played? Centre until I was 16, then I moved to fly-half and I’ve been there ever since.What are your strengths? Kicking is a big one, and my distribution. I’m always working on my defence and my running game. I want to be a bit more dominant in the tackle and a threat with ball in hand.When did you link up with Glasgow Warriors? I came across to Glasgow for uni and joined Glasgow Hawks. A teacher knew Fin Gillies, the coach at the time, and put us in touch, and he really helped me a lot. Glasgow’s Ross Thompson kicks at goal (SNS Group/Getty Images) On the back of a couple of games for Hawks I trained with Glasgow a couple of times and after that, in my second year of uni, I became a Stage Three academy player.Are you still studying? Yes. It’s taking five years to do a four-year course as I went part-time so did two years over three years due to the increase in rugby. I’m doing law. I enjoy it; it’s something quite different outside of rugby.How have you found the step up to the Pro14? Really good. I’m lucky with the players I’ve had around me – it’s made it a lot easier. There are great stand-offs here, so I pick up little things from them.Who was your childhood hero? Chris Paterson was one. When I played centre, I looked up to Brian O’Driscoll. He was never the biggest but he was pretty skilful and that’s what I strive to be.What are your long-term goals? I want to push on here and get as much experience as I can. I’d love to play for Scotland one day as well.RW Verdict: His grandad (cricket) and uncle (rugby league) played for Scotland, while his cousin, Kirsty Gilmour, (badminton) has won two Commonwealth Games medals. His Pro14 form suggests Thompson is destined for success too. There is a strong sporting pedigree to the Warriors No 10’s family and now he’s excelling in the Pro14center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This article originally appeared in the May 2021 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

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U.S.-based, Philippine Episcopal churches enter concordat agreement

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Asia, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit an Event Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis U.S.-based, Philippine Episcopal churches enter concordat agreement Presiding Bishop visited the Philippines on Asia, Southeast Asia tour An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Martinsville, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Tags Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Servicecenter_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Presiding Bishop Michael Curry speaks to a packed audience at Trinity University of Asia during a keynote address focused on the Jesus Movement. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Manila, Philippines] When Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Prime Bishop Renato Abibico recently signed a concordat agreement, they did so as equals.Longtime covenant companions, the Episcopal Church and Episcopal Church in the Philippines entered a new commitment to remain in partnership and to learn from one another in the areas of program, mission and ministry.“The [concordat] is intentionally designed as a partnership between two equal partners in the gospel,” said Curry, in an interview with Episcopal News Service, following the document’s signing.Episcopal Church of the Philippines Prime Bishop Renato Abibico and Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry signed the concordat agreement on Feb. 18 during a Eucharist at the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. John in Quezon City. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceThe bishops signed the concordat, based in friendship, cooperation and mutual respect, during a Feb. 18 Eucharist at the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. John in Quezon City, a part of metro Manila. Clergy traveled in some cases more than 12 hours to witness the historic document’s signing. Curry made the Philippines his first of four stops on a tour of Asia and Southeast Asia that included Hong Kong, China and Taiwan.“The [concordat] fully commits us,” said Renato, following the concordat’s signing. “It’s not just a document.”The companion agreement, as it’s defined in the concordat, was six years in the making, said Peter Ng, the Episcopal Church’s officer for Asia and the Pacific, now retired, who accompanied Curry on his visit, along with the Rev. Charles Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry beyond the Episcopal Church; the Rev. David Copley, director of global partnerships and mission personnel; Neva Rae Fox, the church’s public affairs officer; and Sharon Jones, executive assistant to the presiding bishop.The Episcopal Church established a missionary district in the Philippines in 1901, when the United States controlled the archipelago. In 1965, the church became a missionary diocese; and in 1990 the Episcopal Church of the Philippines became an autonomous province of the Anglican Communion. At the time of autonomy, the two churches established a covenant relationship, whereby the U.S.-based church continued to provide the Philippine church with 60 percent of its operating budget.During a visit to the Philippine church’s national headquarters in a brand-new building on its 37-acre compound in Quezon City, which also includes Trinity University of Asia and St. Andrew’s Theological Seminary, the presiding bishop and his staff heard a presentation by Floyd Lalwet, the Philippine church’s provincial secretary, about its story from financial dependence to self-sufficiency.Two years after becoming an independent province the Joint Committee on the Philippine Covenant in 1992 proposed a 15-year plan to gradually reduce the support from the Episcopal Church from $800,000 to $533,333 to $267,667 over five-year intervals.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preached and concelebrated alongside Prime Bishop Renato Abibico during a Feb. 18 Eucharist at the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. John. Curry made the Philippines his first of four stops on a tour of Asia and Southeast Asia. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceIn 2004, a year after the Philippine church ran its highest-ever budget deficit, its leadership, by then worried for the church’s survival, contemplated asking the Episcopal Church for a three-year extension. After heated debate, however, the church reversed course and decided rather than prolong its dependence, it would become independent on Jan. 1, 2005, two years before the agreement expired, explained Lalwet.“It took the leadership to change its thinking,” he said, adding that in 2005, after implementing the church ended the year with a $60,000 surplus.The covenant relationship between the U.S.-based Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Church in the Philippines remained intact in 2005, but rather than use the subsidy for operating expenses the money was added to the church’s Centennial Endowment Fund, established in 2001.Today, the church is renovating its headquarters’ campus, with plans to build a new, state-of-the-art hospital to replace nearby St. Luke’s Hospital and to build a new seminary to replace St. Andrew’s. The church has also implemented a Receivers to Givers policy, changing the church’s mindset from one of dependence to independence. The shift in mindset and financial independence, Lalwet said, has changed the culture of the church and has instilled a sense of pride in its members.There was a time, he said, when friendly visits were a setup, “at the end of the day we were just there to ask for something. Today, when we sit at the table, we sit as partners, and that has strengthened the relationship and made it more exciting. People here are happy they can share something.”(In September of 2014, bishops from the Episcopal Church’s Province IX dioceses spent a week in the Philippines studying the church’s self-sustainability model. The Episcopal Church maintains covenant relationships with the Anglican Church of Mexico, the Anglican churches in Central America, the Anglican-Episcopal Church of Brazil, and the Episcopal Church of Liberia.)Organic vegetables were carried from as far as six hours to be set on the altar as part of the offertory. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceThe Episcopal Church in the Philippines’ autonomy journey is a story of miracles; a model that the rest of the Anglican Communion, including the Episcopal Church, can learn from, said Curry, in an interview with ENS.“By miracle, I mean, a miracle that resulted from people being in partnership with God and doing the hard work, and it actually worked,” said Curry. “The Episcopal Church in the Philippines has learned how to maximize its assets, and as a result, it is experiencing new life.”For the Rev. Thomas Maddela, St. Andrew’s registrar and a liturgics professor, the presiding bishop’s visit marked an occasion “to look back at our mother church and to share our stories and our continuing struggles” and to assure the church’s commitment to cooperation.In the past, he said, the Philippine church reflected the American church’s influence. Autonomy, however, changed that and in 2001, during the church’s centennial celebration, it introduced its version of the Book of Common Prayer, which was revised in 2014 and is now in the process of being translated into four languages.Increasingly the church reflects the “culture of the people,” said Maddela, in an interview with ENS outside the cathedral.Curry spent two nights in the Philippines; it was the first time a presiding bishop preached at the cathedral since the late 1980s when Edmond Lee Browning visited. Frank Griswold didn’t visit the Philippines during his term as presiding bishop; Katharine Jefferts Schori visited twice but didn’t preach at the cathedral.The Rev. Charles Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry beyond the Episcopal Church; Floyd Lalwet, provincial secretary of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines; and Peter Ng, the Episcopal Church’s now-retired officer for Asia and the Pacific, pose for a photo. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service“Visits from presiding bishops are very symbolic,” said Lalwet. “Whenever a presiding bishop comes here he or she is considered family, one of us. And the people are so excited.”Curry’s visit, said Lalwet, also came at a time when Filipinos, some of them frustrated by the actions of the country’s controversial president, Rodrigo Duterte, and his war on drugs, needed to hear a positive message.On Feb. 17, the day before he preached at the cathedral, Curry gave a keynote address focused on the Jesus Movement to a packed audience of students and seminarians at Trinity University of Asia on the 20th anniversary of the covenant agreement.“God likes to work through movements of people to change the face of the earth,” he told the students and seminarians, referencing Abraham and Sarah, and Moses.“Love of God and love of neighbor … that’s a formula for transforming the world,” said Curry, as he walked across the stage. “And you’ve got to love God because that’s the source from whom you are made.”“Following the way of Jesus sets folk free, and it brings folk together … The truth is we are one in Jesus Christ, and that’s a message not just for the church but the world.”Curry’s address stirred applause from the crowd. The students and seminarians were “very excited,” said the Rev. Gloria Mapangdol, dean of St. Andrew’s Seminary. “It was the first time they’d heard ‘an evangelist’ talk like that.”His message resonated with seminarians – 48 total, 19 females — who are required to apply what they learn in the classroom to their field work, said Mapangdol.In Manila, Curry also visited the Iglesia Filipina Independiente, or the Philippine Independent Church, a full-communion partner with the Episcopal Church since 1961.It was a blessing, said Curry, for him to visit the IFI, a church rooted in revolution.“God came among us as the person of Jesus to start a revolution,” said Curry. “The IFI is a church crusading for justice.”-Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for Episcopal News Service.   Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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World Rugby introduces world rankings for Women’s 15s game

first_imgMonday Feb 1, 2016 World Rugby introduces world rankings for Women’s 15s game World Rugby has announced details of the first-ever official global ranking system for women’s Test rugby, with New Zealand the first team to top the rankings.The rankings were introduced after a comprehensive process of obtaining and analysing every result from the first official women’s international matches dating back to 1987 and are based on the same criteria as the men’s rankings.Fans will not have to wait long for some big rankings clashes as three of the top five teams will go head-to-head during this year’s RBS 6 Nations, which kicks off this weekend.The new system, which comes into effect from 1 February 2016, will be a weighted system with the number of points available to the winning team proportional to the difference in ranking points between the teams prior to the match.Introduction of the women’s rankings furthers anticipation ahead of an exciting 18 months of test rugby that will culminate in the much-anticipated Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 in Ireland.The current position of the women’s world rankings top tenWorld Rugby Chairman Bernard Lapasset said: “World Rugby is committed to driving forward the competitiveness of the women’s game and the new rankings are yet another significant milestone.“After the success of Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2014 and the excitement building up to the next edition in 2017 in Ireland, it’s vital for international teams to have a rankings focus that will drive exposure and interest as well as increasing the competition schedule, as it encourages member unions to play more test matches.“It’s a positive step for one of the fastest growing team sports in the world, as it brings parity with the men’s game. Today’s announcement also comes as a timely boost ahead of what will be an exciting Women’s Six Nations Championship.”The criteria for the World Rugby Women’s Rankings are in keeping with the men’s rankings system and will be updated after all women’s test matches.World Rugby World Rankings are calculated using a ‘points exchange’ system, in which sides take points off each other based on the match result. Whatever one side gains, the other loses.As a result of the relatively small number of matches compared to the men’s and the discrepancies in the number of matches played by different unions, the effect that one result will have on the rankings could unfairly skew the result. To combat this effect, it has been decided to start all teams out on 80 ranking points in 1987, then for each year between 1987 and the year that an individual union played their first women’s full international match two points are deducted from their total.This deduction occurs up until 2007, so if a team plays their first ever full international after 2007 then they will begin with 40 ranking points.Similar to the men’s rankings, teams will be penalised an equivalent amount to a loss to a significantly lower ranked team per year if they do not play any matches in the space of two calendar years.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 TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

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Jardim Paulistano House / GrupoSP

first_img “COPY” Houses Save this picture!© Nelson Kon+ 34 Share ArchDaily Brazil Architects: Grupo SP Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/782621/jardim-paulistano-house-gruposp Clipboard Jardim Paulistano House / GrupoSP CopyHouses•São Paulo, Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/782621/jardim-paulistano-house-gruposp Clipboardcenter_img Year:  CopyAbout this officegrupospOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSão PauloSao PauloBrazilPublished on February 25, 2016Cite: “Jardim Paulistano House / GrupoSP” 25 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – EnoWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXPleated ShadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodBlumer LehmannCNC Production for Wood ProjectsMaterials / Construction SystemsCaneplex DesignPoles – Tonkin BambooFibre Cement / ConcreteTegralFibre Cement Slate Roofing – Thrutone Endurance SmoothMore 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 2015 Projects Photographs Jardim Paulistano House / GrupoSPSave this projectSaveJardim Paulistano House / GrupoSP Photographs:  Nelson KonCollaborators:Alexandre Mendes, Gabriela Villas-Bôas, Micaela Vendrasco, Ricardo FróesStructure:Benedictis EngenhariaElectrical And Hydraulic Facilities:JPD ProjetosTechnical Lighting:LUX ProjetosLandscape:Raul Pereira Arquitetos AssociadosConstruction And Management:CPA Engenharia e Construções Ltda.Video:Pedro KokArchitects In Charge:Alvaro Puntoni, João Sodré, André NunesElectrical:JPD ProjetosHydraulic:JPD ProjetosCity:São PauloCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess Specs Area:  585 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Recommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. The house is located in a residential neighborhood in São Paulo – ­Brazil, and its typical configuration (10m x 37m) enabled the design of an open space between the boundary walls.Save this picture!© Nelson KonThe is organized in three floors, that are placed around a central core, designed in pigmented concrete.Save this picture!© Nelson KonThe core concentrate the wet areas – kitchen and restrooom in the lower level and bathrooms in the first floor.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!First Floor PlanThe rest of the program was placed in a steel construction, adjacently to the mentioned core – living and dining rooms in the ground floor and two bedrooms in the first floor.Save this picture!© Nelson KonIn the second floor, receded in relation to the main volume of the construction, there is also a guestroom and a gym space.Save this picture!© Nelson KonSave this picture!© Nelson KonProject gallerySee allShow less7 Reasons Why Transitioning to BIM Makes Sense for Small FirmsArticlesVincent Callebaut’s Hyperions Eco-Neighborhood Produces Energy in IndiaArchitecture News Sharelast_img read more

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Kurnell House / Dunn & Hillam Architects

first_img Builder: Houses Year:  Project Architect:Linden ThorleyCity:KurnellCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Brett BoardmanText description provided by the architects. This house is an exemplary example of what we think should be ‘the norm’. It is designed to be ‘appropriate’ : the right size for its purpose, built as far as possible with sustainable materials, energy efficient, flexible in terms of space, and built for the long term.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanAbove all, it is a house designed for a family. They have lots of stuff. They have swimming lessons, piano, tennis, soccer.  Mum and Dad both work. There’s a lot going on. So the demands on this house, every day, are high.Save this picture!SectionWe strongly advocate to our clients that a key principle of sustainable design is size.  A bigger house uses more resources to build but also to light, to heat, to clean and to maintain. So even on this site where space is available we have designed for compact and efficient living. This means every space has to work hard, be flexible and versatile and get it’s feeling of spaciousness from visual tricks, rather than actual bulk space.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanHere, we raised and rebuild the upper storey to increase the head height below and allow a good connection to the garden. This gave us the opportunity to provide ample northern light in to both levels of the house and natural cross ventilation throughout. The result also needed to be of a character that is appropriate with the scale of the surrounding buildings and deal sensitively with issues of privacy to and from the neighbouring sites and the street.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanThe old interwar period house was renovated and has become three bedrooms, a home office and 2 bathrooms.  The first floor addition contains everything bedrooms and study spaces for the children.  A new entry foyer (the bridge) connects the old and the new, and provides ample space for the dumping of school bags, tennis rackets etc.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanThe new spaces have a highly controlled complexity. All spaces are interconnected but it’s not ‘open plan’ in the sense of many rear additions.  Space is highly articulated and the relationships between them are sophisticated and specific. Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanAll of our projects are ‘sustainable’ architecture.  Every project is designed with the following principles as integral to the process and the result.Passive: the majority of issues to do with energy use, amenity and comfort in houses can be solved by good design. We always design out the need for mechanical systems. We insulate, ventilate and control the sun for heat and light.Size: keep it small. Smaller buildings use less resources in construction and in the ongoing life of the building.Adaptive: most buildings, where structurally sound can be adapted to new purposes, so we always look to retain as much existing building as we can.Materials: keep it simple and recyclable. Use renewable timber instead of steel and avoid all kinds of composite materials where possible. Only use finishes where absolutely necessary for the longevity of the material. Choose materials for their ability to weather well and be stable in the long term.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanProject gallerySee allShow lessBIGWICH / Design EquilibriumSelected ProjectsOPA Envisions a Transcendental Cliffside Chapel with Lux AeternaUnbuilt Project Share Kurnell House / Dunn & Hillam Architects CopyHouses•Kurnell, Australia CopyAbout this officeDunn & Hillam ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKurnellAustraliaPublished on August 26, 2016Cite: “Kurnell House / Dunn & Hillam Architects ” 26 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Downton Primary SchoolSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – LonglightBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – One-offAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelDoorsJansenSmoke Control Door – Economy 60Louvers / ShuttersShade FactorExternal Venetian BlindsMore 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 2015 “COPY” Kurnell House / Dunn & Hillam ArchitectsSave this projectSaveKurnell House / Dunn & Hillam Architects Area:  203 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/793623/kurnell-house-dunn-and-hillam-architects Clipboard Projects Australia ArchDaily Photographs:  Brett Boardman Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Cantilever Consulting Engineers Architects: Dunn & Hillam Architects Area Area of this architecture project Life Structures Structural Engineer: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/793623/kurnell-house-dunn-and-hillam-architects Clipboard Manufacturers: Bluescope, Cabot Stain, Colorbond, Mud Australia, Radial Timbers Save this picture!© Brett Boardman+ 12 Sharelast_img read more

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RD House / Belluzzo Martinhão Arquitetos

first_img Houses Projects 2017 Year:  RD House / Belluzzo Martinhão Arquitetos RD House / Belluzzo Martinhão ArquitetosSave this projectSaveRD House / Belluzzo Martinhão Arquitetos CopyHouses•Granja Viana, Brazil Architects: Belluzzo Martinhao Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Manufacturers: Artgrill, Decora Revestimentos, Ladrilar, L´oeil, Phenicia Concept, PortobelloLandscape Design:Claudia FernandesStructure:Tetric Engenharia – Engenheiro Rodrigo SgambattiResponsible Architects:Gustavo Martinhão, Marcella BelluzzoTeam:Barbara ReisCity:Granja VianaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mariana OrsiRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. The points that were most decisive for the development of the project were: the steep slope of the land, the beautiful view to the horizon and the limited budget of the clients. Usually terrain with steep slopes generates higher costs in the works due to the need of retaining walls, but since we had a budget limit, we tried to take full advantage of the natural terrain profile, in order to avoid large structural reinforcements that generate high costs. Thus, the house has an inverted concept, the main access is through the upper floor of the house, in which are distributed in a fully integrated social environments and service area, this floor is covered by a light black metallic cover.Save this picture!© Mariana OrsiLeaving through the sliding glass doors of the living room, the residents can access the deck, which has a beautiful view of the horizon, from where they can admire the sunset. Descending to the intermediate floor of the residence, at the end of the staircase is the library, on this floor, we created a plateau to make a winter garden that can also be admired from the floor of the room and serves as entrance of lighting and ventilation to the environments that surround it. Soon after passing through the library, one can have access to the intimate corridor, where the three dormitories of the residence are, all with view to the west. Still descending one more level, there is an inferior floor, covered by the projection of the dormitories, where the residents made a room of glass music and another section of garden.Save this picture!© Mariana OrsiThe building materials are all natural apparent. The house was made with a mixed structure, of structural blocks, some beams and pillars in strategic points and metallic structure in the cover. All of these materials are apparent inside and outside the residence. On the ground floor we have used a porcelain tile floor with burnt cement, Cumaru wood deck, ceramic pastille in the spa, hexagonal hydraulic tiles in the kitchen and gourmet areas, cedrinho wood lining. On the middle floor, we used tiled wood floor in the rooms. Throughout the house black aluminum frames and plenty of glass to give lightness and contrast with the concrete elements. Despite the more industrial style, the touches of wood and the decor gave the necessary warmth to the environments.Save this picture!© Mariana OrsiProject gallerySee allShow lessArchitecture Transcends Time in New Architectural Illustrations by Xinran MaArticlesK.B. Hall / Christensen & Co. ArchitectsSelected Projects Share “COPY”center_img Area:  2690 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/908457/rd-house-belluzzo-martinhao-arquitetos Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/908457/rd-house-belluzzo-martinhao-arquitetos Clipboard CopyAbout this officeBelluzzo Martinhao ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGranja VianaBrazilPublished on December 28, 2018Cite: “RD House / Belluzzo Martinhão Arquitetos” [Residência RD / Belluzzo Martinhão Arquitetos] 28 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Brazil Photographs:  Mariana Orsi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Save this picture!© Mariana Orsi+ 26Curated by Pedro Vada Share Photographslast_img read more

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Donegal Deputy calls for Traveller ethnicity following controversial comments over Carrickmines Tragedy

first_img By News Highland – November 4, 2015 Google+ Twitter Donegal Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has called for Traveller ethnicity and says it would be an important first step to promote a positive relationship between the settled and travelling communities. Concerns have been raised by the Donegal Deputy, following the response from some people to the Carrickmines tragedy – posting on social media they welcomed it.Deputy Mac Lochlainn says granting ethnicity won’t solve all issues overnight but it would pave the way for a more permanent realignment between both communities:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/padraw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Previous articleFrancie Friel steps down as Termon manager and withdraws from county raceNext articleKieran McGeeney will oversee Armagh u21’s News Highland Pinterest Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal center_img Homepage BannerNews Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Donegal Deputy calls for Traveller ethnicity following controversial comments over Carrickmines Tragedy Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApplast_img read more

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NPCI Not RBI Responsible To Ensure UPI Platforms Comply With Regulations : Reserve Bank Tells Supreme Court

first_imgTop StoriesNPCI Not RBI Responsible To Ensure UPI Platforms Comply With Regulations : Reserve Bank Tells Supreme Court Radhika Roy28 Jan 2021 3:17 AMShare This – xIn an Affidavit filed in a plea by Rajya Sabha MP from Communist Party of India, Binoy Viswam, the RBI has submitted that the responsibility to ensure that companies like Amazon, Google and WhatsApp to operate in compliance with laws governing Unified Payments Interface (UPI) lies with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), and not RBI. The plea in the instant matter seeks…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn an Affidavit filed in a plea by Rajya Sabha MP from Communist Party of India, Binoy Viswam, the RBI has submitted that the responsibility to ensure that companies like Amazon, Google and WhatsApp to operate in compliance with laws governing Unified Payments Interface (UPI) lies with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), and not RBI. The plea in the instant matter seeks for directions to RBI and NPCI to ensure that the data of Indian citizens collected on Unified Payments Interface (UPI) platforms was not misused by WhatsApp, Google, Amazon and Facebook. In this context, the Affidavit submits that the RBI has not given approval or authority to Third Party App Provider (TPAP) and therefore, they cannot be defined as “system providers” as per Section 2(q) of the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007. Consequently, they do not fall under the regulatory domain of RBI directly. “On the other hand, NPCI is the system provider of UP and, therefore, comes under the regulatory radar of RBI. Since it was NPCI that allowed Amazon, Google and WhatsApp to operate under UPI, the responsibility to ensure that these entities to comply with all the Rules/Regulations/Guidelines governing UPI lies with NPCI”, contends the Affidavit. It has also been submitted that RBI’s directions issued vide circular dated April 6, 2018 on Storage of Payment System Data pertain only to payment data storage and not data sharing or privacy – “RBI has not issued any instructions on data sharing by TPAPs or the participants of UP. Matters related to data privacy and data sharing come under the domain of Government of India”. Further, the Affidavit states that the NPCI has been advised to not permitfull scale operation with regard to WhatsApp till the time they were full compliant with the requirements of the RBI directions – “NPCI subsequently allowed ‘go live’ of WhatsApp on UPI only after ensuring that WhatsApp was fully compliant with the circular”. In light of the above, the Affidavit prays that the reliefs sought by the Petitioner does not lie against RBI. Filed by Advocate-on-Record Sriram Parakkat, the plea seeks for “the protection of fundamental right to privacy of millions of Indian citizens who are using Unified Payments Interface (UPI)”. Notice was issued by the Supreme Court on 15th October, 2020. Stating that in India, the UPI system is regulated and supervised by Respondents Reserve Bank of India and National Payments Corporation of India, the plea contends that they have failed to fulfil their statutory obligations of protecting and securing the sensitive data of users, thereby comprising their interest by allowing non-compliant foreign entities to operate its payment services in India. The plea goes on to submit that RBI and NPCI “have permitted the three members of ‘Big Four Tech Giants’ i.e. Amazon, Google and Facebook/WhatsApp (Beta phase) to participate in the UPI ecosystem without much scrutiny and inspite of blatant violations of UPI guidelines and RBI Regulations”. This conduct of the two authorities, submits the plea, invariably puts the sensitive financial data of Indian users at huge risk, especially in light of the fact that the Big Four Tech Giants have been “continuously accused of abusing dominance, and compromising data, among other things”. There is also a reference to the fact that CEOs of these entities had been directed to testify in a hearing before the Judiciary Committee of US Congress.The Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned the hearing to February 1.Click Here To Download Affidavit[Read Affidavit]Next Storylast_img read more

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Differing source water inputs, moderated by evaporative enrichment, determine the contrasting δ18OCELLULOSE signals in maritime Antarctic moss peat banks

first_imgOxygen isotope palaeoclimate records, preserved in moss tissue cellulose, are complicated by environmental influences on the relationships between source water inputs and evaporative conditions. We carried out stable isotope analyses of precipitation collected from the maritime Antarctic and cellulose extracted from co-located Chorisodontium aciphyllum dominated moss peat bank deposits accumulated since 1870 A.D. Analyses of stable oxygen and hydrogen isotope composition of summer precipitation on Signy Island (60.7°S, 45.6°W) established a local meteoric water line (LMWL) similar to both the global MWL and other LMWLs, and almost identical to the HadAM3 isotope-enabled global circulation model output. The oxygen isotopic composition of cellulose (δ18OC) revealed little temporal variation between four moss peat banks on Signy Island since 1870. However, δ18OC followed two patterns with Sites A and D consistently 3‰ enriched relative to δ18OC values from Sites B and C. The growing moss surfaces at Sites A and D are likely to have been hydrated by isotopically heavier summer precipitation, whilst at Sites B and C, the moss banks are regularly saturated by the isotopically depleted snow melt streams. Laboratory experiments revealed that evaporative enrichment of C. aciphyllum moss leaf water by 5‰ occurred rapidly following saturation (ecologically equivalent to post-rainfall or snow melt periods). In addition to the recognized source water-cellulose fractionation extent of 27 ± 3‰, such a shift would account for the 32‰ difference measured between δ18O of Signy Island precipitation and cellulose.last_img read more

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