Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgTurnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileTurnstar Holdings Limited is a property investment company operating in Botswana and Tanzania. The company mainly invests in retail property, with some investment in commercial, residential and industrial properties. Turnstar Holdings Limited has maximised its property performance through proactive asset management, property management and leasing. Its diversified property portfolio includes prime retail destinations in Botswana: Game City Shopping Centre, one of the largest and busiest in Gaborone; Nzano Shopping Centre in Francistown; Supa Save Mall in Gaborone; and Mlimani Shopping Centre, a major retail destination in Dar Es Salaam. Turnstar Holdings Limited acquired its first office in Dubai in 2017, located in a prime real estate area between Al-Basari and Dubai Legends.last_img read more

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FTSE 100 hits 6,550-point high! Are these the best UK shares I could buy?

first_img Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. 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. See all posts by Kirsteen Mackay Image source: Getty Images Kirsteen Mackay | Friday, 4th December, 2020 | More on: LLOY RR Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. News of a Covid-19 vaccine rollout is dominating headlines. Investors are rushing to buy UK shares likely to make a good recovery. The FTSE 100 soared past its opening nine-month high of 6,530 points to breach 6,550 points this morning. This is in part thanks to an OPEC+ deal agreeing to raise production by half a million barrels per day from January. In addition, stock market momentum is building as rumours of a $908bn coronavirus stimulus bill may be about to pass in the US.In this market, here are three popular UK shares I wonder if I should buy.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…Is it worth buying Rolls-Royce shares?Rolls-Royce (LSE:RR) is a British engineering icon and a crown jewel of UK aerospace engineering. Prior to Covid-19, the company was ramping up efforts to engineer a more carbon-friendly fuel-efficient engine and building an electric aircraft for launch this year. Unfortunately, the pandemic threw a spanner in the works, not only postponing the launch, but halting Rolls-Royce’s earnings. It has now diluted its shares, increased its debt, and is holding on by the skin of its teeth to make it out the other side.The Rolls-Royce share price has witnessed extreme volatility this year. In fact, since 2 October, the share price has risen 237%. The November rally saw it boosted on the hope of widespread vaccine use and a return to business as usual. However, this is unlikely to be an overnight recovery. I like Rolls-Royce and will be surprised if it doesn’t survive. But I think share price volatility will continue for some time. Investors need to be in it for the long haul.Will Lloyds shares ever recover?FTSE 100 bank Lloyds Banking Group (LSE:LLOY) is another potential recovery stock that investors are rushing to snap up. Traditional banking is a sector I steer clear of, and I doubt I’ll be swayed otherwise. The Lloyds share price is down 38% year-to-date. It’s rallying now in response to the vaccine news. However, I think volatility will remain on the cards for the foreseeable future.If the Bank of England gives the thumbs up to banks and insurers to restart their dividends, then that could bring a flood of value investors back to the stock. I can see it being a popular stock for short-term investors. But I think traditional banks are facing an upward struggle long term. The Lloyds share price has had a dismal year. And with so many job losses continuing to transpire, it could be looking at many defaults in the coming months.Is it a good time to buy IAG shares?International Consolidated Airlines Group was one of the hardest hit stocks earlier this year. The IAG share price is down 59% year-to-date but, like Lloyds and Rolls-Royce, has recently been rebounding. The FTSE 100 company has borrowed heavily to see it through these past few months. Although there’s light at the end of the tunnel, its troubles are far from behind it. It’s unlikely that airline passenger numbers will return to pre-pandemic figures until 2023. I think the positive sentiment is already priced in and wouldn’t be rushing to buy IAG shares.I’m looking for the best UK shares to buy now, and none of these really fit the bill. I prefer a diversified portfolio of growth stocks with stability, a promising future, and little debt. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” FTSE 100 hits 6,550-point high! Are these the best UK shares I could buy?center_img Enter Your Email Address 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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 would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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Cheap UK shares: 5 I’d buy for a Covid-19 recovery

first_imgCheap UK shares: 5 I’d buy for a Covid-19 recovery Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 2.44 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. 6.53 National Express Upside potential(%) 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. 3.45 Enter Your Email Address 32 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 2.53 8.61 0.36 Image source: Getty Images Previous market-cap high (£bn) SSPcenter_img 0.10 99 1.61 Saga 0.19 52 90 1.73 See all posts by G A Chester 603 Whitbread G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended SSP Group. 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. G A Chester | Friday, 15th January, 2021 Everyman Short-term stock traders may be weighing every new development in Covid-19 mutations and vaccines, but I’m focused on the longer term. In particular, on cheap UK shares I think could deliver substantial rewards for investors.To this end, I’d happily buy shares in Whitbread, National Express, Everyman, SSP, and Saga today. Here, I’ll look at their upside potential, and the attractions of these particular businesses.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…Upside potential of these cheap UK sharesThe table below shows the five companies’ current valuations (market capitalisations), their previous market-cap highs, and the upside potential for investors today if the companies were to recover those highs. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Current marketcap (£bn) As you can see, the five companies have significant upside potential. But I also believe they could go on to exceed it. Mind, it could take some time in Saga’s case.Fit to surviveOne attraction for investors today is that all five of these companies strengthened their balance sheets with equity fundraisings during 2020.National Express, Everyman, and SSP ended the year with around 20% more shares in issue than at the start, following equity placings. Whitbread’s shares in issue increased 51% after a well-supported rights issue. Saga required a more radical financial restructuring in a rescue headed by former owner and chief executive Roger De Haan. It ended the year with 87% more shares than at the start.The fundraisings brought investor cash into the companies, and their enhanced equity bases also gave lenders confidence to increase their support for the businesses. This means they’re capable of operating through a prolonged period of Covid-19 disruption.Cheap UK share #1I think the shares of FTSE 100 blue-chip Whitbread are cheaply priced. The owner of Premier Inn has gained UK market share during the pandemic. I think this is a testament to how trusted and loved the brand is. Management has also accelerated the group’s expansion into Germany, where it has a long growth runway in the years ahead.Cheap UK shares #2Small-cap Everyman is a distinctive UK cinema chain. It stands out from the crowd with a premium offering of atmospheric venues, quality food and drink, and diverse programming content, ranging from mainstream and independent films to theatre and live concert streams. It has considerable scope to expand its current 35-venue estate.Cheap travel by land, sea, and airThe travel sector has been one of the hardest hit by the pandemic. Businesses have suffered whether on land (National Express), sea (Saga), or air (SSP). In the longer term, though, I reckon these particular businesses have the quality to thrive.National Express has a reputation for operational excellence across its international markets. Multiple contract wins over the past year suggest the pandemic has only strengthened its relationships with customers and governments.SSP is a leading worldwide operator of branded food and beverage concessions, mainly in airports and railway stations. Like National Express, it has continued to win new contracts through the pandemic, and still has considerable scope for growth.Saga has a new management team, with a strategy supported by ‘white knight’ Roger De Haan. This insurance and travel group’s over-50s target audience is the fastest growing and wealthiest consumer segment in the UK.All five cheap UK shares look very buyable to me for a post-pandemic world.last_img read more

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El Consejo Ejecutivo aprueba presupuesto, concede dispensas diocesanas y encomia…

first_img Miembros del Consejo Ejecutivo cantan tomados de la mano al final de un adiestramiento de reconciliación racial el 17 de octubre en Chaska, Minnesota. Foto de David Paulsen/ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Chaska, Minnesota] El Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal, en su primera reunión desde la 79a. Convención General, sesionó durante cuatro días de esta semana, centrado fundamentalmente en orientación, adiestramiento, nombramientos de líderes y forja de relaciones en un centro de conferencias de un suburbio de Mineápolis.Esta reunión no se ocupó mucho del proceso legislativo, pero el Consejo Ejecutivo, el organismo que gobierna la Iglesia durante los tres años que median entre una y otra reunión de la Convención General, concluyó esta semana aprobando un puñado de resoluciones sobre asuntos financieros, incluido el presupuesto de la Iglesia para 2019, el salario para la presidente de la Cámara de Diputados y dispensas diocesanas para seis diócesis.Los miembros del Consejo Ejecutivo también recibieron informes de funcionarios y miembros del personal de la Iglesia durante la semana, incluida una evaluación desoladora del futuro del reasentamiento de refugiados que presentara el Rdo. Charles Robertson, canónigo del Obispo Primado para el ministerio fuera de la Iglesia Episcopal.El Ministerio Episcopal de Migración, una de las nueve agencias con contratos federales para reasentar refugiados en Estados Unidos, espera saber en las próximas semanas si le renovarán su contrato, en un momento en que el gobierno de Trump ha reducido drásticamente el número de refugiados que se están reasentando.  Las probabilidades no están a favor del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración, dijo Robertson, Robertson al Comité del Ministerio Fuera de la Iglesia Episcopal del Consejo Ejecutivo.“Si fuéramos a apostar sobre esto, apostaríamos que no vamos a conseguirlo”, dijo Robertson. Él predijo que sólo dos de las nueve [agencias] recibirían contratos. Aunque parezca improbable, agregó que aún es posible que el Ministerio Episcopal de Migración sea una de las dos.El Consejo Ejecutivo inició su reunión el 15 de octubre en el Hotel y Centro de Convenciones Oak Creek, enclavado en una apacible zona boscosa a la orilla de un lago en el suburbio occidental de las llamadas Ciudades Gemelas [Mineápolis-San Pablo]. La Iglesia Episcopal puso su fe en acción en julio pasado al aprobar más de 500 resoluciones en la Convención General de Austin, Texas, y es tarea del Consejo empezar a ajustar las operaciones de la Iglesia con esas prioridades y mandatos.Gran parte de esa labor comienza con el presupuesto de la Iglesia. La Convención General aprobó un presupuesto de $133,8 millones  para [el trienio] 2019-2021 que refleja las prioridades del Obispo Primado de evangelización, reconciliación y justicia raciales y cuidado de la creación. “La labor del Consejo es tomar ese presupuesto trienal y convertirlo en tres presupuestos anuales”, le dijo al Consejo Ejecutivo la Rda. Mally Lloyd, de la Diócesis de Massachusetts durante su informe del Comité de Finanzas el 18 de octubre.El Consejo aprobó un presupuesto para 2019, así como una compensación para la segunda mitad de 2018 para la Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, basándose en un plan respaldado por la Convención General. El Consejo Ejecutivo aprobó [un salario de] $210.000 al año para el cargo de presidente de la Cámara de Diputados.La Rda. Rev. Gay Clark Jennings habla el 18 de octubre, la última jornada de la reunión de cuatro días del Consejo Ejecutivo en Chaska, Minnesota. Foto de  David Paulsen/ENS.El tema de las tasaciones diocesanas generó extensos debates entre los miembros del Consejo Ejecutivo. En conformidad con el actual presupuesto trienal, se espera que cada diócesis contribuya con el 15 por ciento a las operaciones denominacionales, una reducción de presupuestos anteriores, aunque algunas diócesis tradicionalmente ni siquiera han podido alcanzar ese objetivo más modesto.Las diócesis que no cumplen con su tasación pueden ser excluidas de programas de subvenciones denominacionales, aunque también pueden solicitar dispensas que les permitan abstenerse de pagar algunos o la totalidad de los montos requeridos.“Los únicos criterios para recibir una dispensa son las dificultades económicas”,  dijo  Lloyd, quien enfatizó que el proceso no tiene la intención de ser punitivo. El comité, encargado de hacer seguimiento con las diócesis respecto a sus tasaciones, enfatiza la escucha y el diálogo y favorece “ir a pasitos” hacia la plena participación económica.Las seis diócesis a las que el Consejo Ejecutivo les concedió dispensas fueron Arizona, Haití, Misisipí, Puerto Rico, Islas Vírgenes y Texas Occidental.“Arizona tiene una gran carga de anteriores tasaciones debidas”, dijo Lloyd, de manera que la Iglesia ha acordado perdonar esas obligaciones anteriores durante tres años si se mantiene al día con sus pagos actuales.Haití, en reconocimiento a la pobreza del país, tiene un acuerdo con la Iglesia, al margen del proceso de tasación, de pagar al menos $5.000 al año, con la esperanza de aumentar eso a $11.000 para fines del trienio. Misisipí, que Lloyd dice que sigue lidiando con los efectos económicos del huracán Katrina, aspira a contribuir con el 13 por ciento para el fin del trienio. A Puerto Rico e Islas Vírgenes les concedieron dispensa plena porque se están recuperando de los huracanes Irma y María del año pasado.Sin embargo, Texas Occidental es un caso especial que dividió la votación del Consejo Ejecutivo. La participación anterior de la diócesis —sólo del seis por ciento el año pasado— ha quedado bastante por debajo del objetivo de la Iglesia, y aunque la diócesis fue azotada el año pasado por el huracán Harvey, las dificultades económicas no constituyen un factor fundamental.Jennings preguntó por qué la Iglesia debía concederle una dispensa a la Diócesis de Texas Occidental si [ésta] era capaz de pagar varios obispos y mantener un considerable fondo de dotaciones. Otros miembros del Consejo Ejecutivo adujeron objeciones semejantes y sugirieron enmendar la resolución para eliminar la dispensa de Texas Occidental.La Rvdma. Anne Hodges-Copple, obispa sufragánea de Carolina del Norte, habló a favor de la dispensa, diciendo que era un gesto diplomático y que “respaldaba a algunos buenos obispos” en Texas Occidental que habían estado alentando a algunos episcopales “recalcitrantes” a verse como parte de algo más grande de lo que tienen en sus propios traspatios.“Me encanta conducirlos más encarecidamente al redil”, dijo Hodges-Copple.La votación para eliminar la dispensa de Texas Occidental fue derrotada con 14 votos a favor y 18 en contra, y el Consejo Ejecutivo procedió a aprobar las seis dispensas.El Consejo Ejecutivo cuenta con 40 miembros con derecho a voto, entre ellos el Obispo Primado y la Presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, así como otros miembros adicionales sin derecho a voto, tales como el Director de Finanzas y el Director de Operaciones de la Iglesia Episcopal.Veinte de los miembros con derecho a voto —cuatro obispos, cuatro presbíteros o diáconos y 12 laicos— son elegidos por la Convención General para un período de seis años, la mitad de los cuales son electos cada tres años. Los otros 18 son elegidos a períodos de seis años por las nueve provincias de la Iglesia Episcopal, cada una de las cuales envía a un miembro ordenado y a un laico.Una de las primeras decisiones del Consejo Ejecutivo esta semana fue reducir el número de comités de cinco a cuatro. Los nuevos comités son Finanzas, Gobierno y Operaciones, Ministerio Dentro de la Iglesia Episcopal y Ministerio Fuera de la Iglesia Episcopal. Y una de las últimas decisiones de la semana fue elegir a tres vocales del Consejo Ejecutivo: Julia Harris, de la Diócesis de Oklahoma, Rose Sconiers, de la  Diócesis de Nueva York Occidental y Scott Hayashi, obispo de Utah.Al tiempo que concluía la actividad el 18 de octubre, el obispo primado Michael Curry definió la semana como “la reunión karaoke del Consejo Ejecutivo”, una alusión a una actividad extracurricular particularmente memorable de la noche de apertura de la reunión. Romper el hielo fue el elemento esencial de esta reunión, en tanto los miembros del Consejo Ejecutivo encontraban su rumbo y se conocían mutuamente.Las sesiones diarias también abordaron asuntos serios, tales como las cuestiones éticas suscitadas por las dramatizaciones que Russell Randle, miembro veterano de la Diócesis de Virginia, incluyó en su adiestramiento del 17 de octubre. A ese adiestramiento siguió una sesión sobre reconciliación racial dirigida por la Rda. Stephanie Spellers, la canóniga del Obispo Primado para evangelización, reconciliación y cuidado de la creación.Después de una presentación de Spellers sobre el marco de Convertirse en la Amada Comunidad de la Iglesia Episcopal, el Consejo Ejecutivo se dividió en grupos para compartir sus experiencias y reflexionar acerca de la manera en que son llamados a obrar en pro de la armonía racial. El adiestramiento concluyó con todos los miembros cantando tomados de la mano.Durante una reunión del Comité de Gobierno y Operaciones, los miembros ofrecieron sus reacciones sobre el adiestramiento de reconciliación racial.“En nuestra mesa, resultó un poco crudo”, dijo Pauline Getz, miembro de la Diócesis de San Diego. “Algo de nuestra conversación tocó algunas fibras sensibles”.Spellers le dijo a los miembros del comité que la Iglesia se había distanciado de un énfasis anterior en el “antirracismo” a favor del lenguaje de la armonía racial, alentando a los episcopales a interactuar amablemente unos con otros sin demonizar a las personas por luchar con su propio racismo. Ese enfoque cristiano puede aplicarse más allá de la tarea de la reconciliación racial, afirmó ella.“Si hacemos esta labor de la manera en que, como Iglesia, hemos dicho que queremos, cambiaremos el modo en que nos relacionamos con todo”, dijo Spellers. “Se trata de que vivamos en el camino de Jesús”.Después, esa misma tarde, Robertson presentó ante el comité del Ministerio Fuera de la Iglesia Episcopal una perspectiva ponderada sobre el futuro del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración.El Rdo. Charles Robertson, canónigo del Obispo Primado para el ministerio fuera de la iglesia, habla el 17 de octubre ante el Comité del Ministerio Fuera de la Iglesia Episcopal. Foto de David Paulsen/ENS.“Estamos preparados para lo peor”, dijo Robertson —siendo lo peor el fin del contrato del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración para continuar el trabajo de reasentamiento que ha hecho para el gobierno federal desde los años ochenta [del pasado siglo].El Departamento de Estado de EE.UU. anunció el 17 de septiembre que reduciría el límite de refugiados a sólo 30.000 para el año fiscal que comenzó el 1 de octubre, de 85.000 que era apenas hace dos años. Y esos 30.000 es el tope, afirmó Robertson. El número real de refugiados que serán recibidos en Estados Unidos probablemente sea mucho menor.El Ministerio Episcopal de Migración en un momento llegó a supervisar 31 filiales de reasentamiento en 26 diócesis, pero ese número se ha reducido a 14 filiales en 12 diócesis. Con aun menos refugiados que reasentar, el gobierno federal no espera mantener a las nueve de sus agencias contratadas, explicó Robertson, y el Ministerio Episcopal de Migración, aunque bien equipado para hacer esa tarea, es una de las más pequeñas de las nueve.No obstante, incluso en el peor escenario posible, el Ministerio Episcopal de Migración seguirá siendo una parte importante de los empeños de activismo social de la Iglesia Episcopal. Si la labor de reasentamiento se acaba, la agencia puede encontrar otras vías para apoyar a los refugiados y, posiblemente, a otros inmigrantes, añadió Robertson. Él calculó que llevaría aproximadamente un año hacer realidad plenamente esa nueva visión para la agencia.En el ínterin, él sugirió que el Consejo Ejecutivo reconociera la labor ejemplar de los empleados de la agencia. El Consejo aprobó una resolución el 18 de octubre en la que encomiaba al Ministerio Episcopal de Migración, “cuyo personal dedicado, en un tiempo de cambio constante e incertidumbre, ha trabajado incansablemente y de manera sacrificial, para apoyar a los refugiados en muchas partes del mundo que buscan reasentarse en Estados Unidos”.– David Paulsen es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Pueden dirigirse a él en [email protected] Traducción de Vicente Echerri. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Bath, NC Executive Council, Director of Music Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Siete Coigües House / Emil Osorio Schmied

first_img Siete Coigües House / Emil Osorio Schmied Projects “COPY” CopyHouses•Valdivia, Chile Save this picture!© Fernando Ruz+ 31 Share Siete Coigües House / Emil Osorio SchmiedSave this projectSaveSiete Coigües House / Emil Osorio Schmied Manufacturers: VEKA, Acenor, Cordillera, Maderera Valdivia, TopwoodSave this picture!© Fernando RuzRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridText description provided by the architects. This residence in the woods, located ten minutes away from city centre, is there to question its own nature. To what extent can a rural plot redefine a permanent dwelling for city users? The design concept addresses such matter as the search for shelter in open environments. However, late amendments on the brief, such as a requirement for both reading and working shared zones, plus comfort features like, for instance, natural lighting, determine a number of adjustments regarding the architectural programme. The basic outline includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a common space containing the kitchen, dining and living area.Save this picture!© Fernando RuzSince the plot has a continuous slope of thirty-five percent, it provides not only a vast downward perspective from top, but also a panoramic view of the surrounding rainforest hills. Such visual openness founds the choice of keeping the house as high within site as possible. Also, physical proximity to giant native trees allows experiencing a sense of corporeal weakness -or vertigo-, as one looks up towards tree crowns while stepping on a leaning ground. Noting this perception in relation to the steep soil, drives the design to propose an extension of the latter into the domestic space, by integrating the vertical dimension of both trees and soil as stated previously. Moreover, the lack of flat ground makes it possible to envisage the architectural programme as organised through a number of overlapped levels -each one with a narrow, squared floor plan- until completing all requirements. Therefore, a three-storey volume on a minimum platform within the incline raises as the desired recipient. Connecting the site entrance with this volume occurs through the addition of external treads as well as a pedestrian bridge, which conduct people towards a sheltered void in the south-east corner on first floor, where the main door is. Save this picture!© Fernando RuzSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Fernando RuzExternal references like sights and daylight, complement the domestic domain to both visual and physical links to all internal levels -above and below- from the receiving hall on first floor. Next to a shared reading zone, a mezzanine overlooks the ground floor as it also provides downward views of the surrounding landscape on north through a double-height fenestration. On top floor, the staircase arrives in a shared working zone which has a wide ocular dominion to the woods on south. Areas such as the kitchen, dining, and living room occupy an open plan on the ground floor, where it is yet possible to have a glimpse of most internal heights.Save this picture!SectionAlbeit smaller private spaces complete the remaining parts of the house structure, some are still able to extend in terms of gross floor area. That is the case of two separate bedrooms on top floor, which grow beyond the volume boundaries, in the form of a cantilever towards south and west, respectively.Save this picture!© Fernando RuzProject gallerySee allShow lessAgence Ter Selected to Redesign LA’s Pershing Square with Proposal for “Radical Flat…Architecture NewsAt Kunstmuseum Basel, iart Creates a Frieze with a Technological TwistArticles Share Architects: Emil Osorio Schmied Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/787302/siete-coigues-house-emil-osorio-schmied Clipboard 2015 ArchDailycenter_img Photographs Year:  Area:  115 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Photographs:  Fernando Ruz Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/787302/siete-coigues-house-emil-osorio-schmied Clipboard Chile “COPY” CopyAbout this officeEmil Osorio SchmiedOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesValdiviaChilePublished on May 13, 2016Cite: “Siete Coigües House / Emil Osorio Schmied” 13 May 2016. 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Soybean Growers Support Farm Bill Compromise

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Soybean Growers Support Farm Bill Compromise Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jan 27, 2014 SHARE Previous articleAvailability of E15 Continues to ExpandNext articleHouse-Senate Negotiators Announce Bipartisan Agreement on Final Farm Bill Gary Truitt Soybean Growers Support Farm Bill Compromise Facebook Twitter The farmers of the American Soybean Association (ASA) congratulated conferees from the House and Senate as the final version of the much-anticipated farm bill was filed with the House clerk tonight and awaits action on the floor as soon as Wednesday.ASA supports the bill, which provides for multiple soybean farmer priorities, most notably a flexible farm safety net that includes a choice between price-based and revenue-based risk management tools and maintains the decoupling of payments under both programs from current planted acreage.“This has been a trying process to be sure, but we think that through it all, the conferees and their leadership have produced a framework that will serve the best interests of soybean farmers,” said Ray Gaesser, ASA President and farmer from Corning, Iowa. “Chairwoman Stabenow, Chairman Lucas and Ranking Members Cochran and Peterson deserve great credit and our sincere thanks for pushing this bill to the finish line. We are grateful for that hard work and perseverance, and we call on the House and the Senate to vote “yes” and bring the process to a conclusion.”The bill includes a choice between an ASA-supported revenue program that covers both price and yield losses with county and farm level options, and a price support program which allows the optional purchase of insurance coverage under a Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO). The bill also eliminates controversial Direct Payments while maintaining decoupled farm support programs that will minimize the possibility of planting and production distortions that could trigger new WTO challenges. The language in Title 1 allows producers to choose between maintaining existing crop acreage base or reallocating their current base acreage to reflect average acres planted to covered commodities in 2009-2012.“The bill establishes practical risk management programs that will protect us in difficult times. That’s been our top priority from day one,” said Gaesser. “But beyond that, we support this bill because it strengthens crop insurance; includes a streamlining and optimizing of conservation programs; funds critical energy and agricultural research initiatives; and invests in the trade development programs that are so critical to the soybean industry.”On crop insurance, the bill makes enterprise units permanent, allows growers to purchase enterprise unit coverage for both irrigated and dryland crops, authorizes a new Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO), and will help to strengthen the next generation of agriculture by providing a 10 percent increase in premium support to beginning farmers and ranchers.“Make no mistake, this bill represents a reform to the farm program,” added Gaesser. “It will make the programs on which we depend more relevant and more defensible, but it will also prevent those programs from distorting planting decisions and potentially impacting the marketplace.”The bill also secures several other ASA priorities, including agricultural research programs like the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) and the new Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR); the export promotion work done by the Foreign Market Development (FMD) and Market Access Program (MAP) on which soybeans depend as the nation’s top farm export; and key energy programs, including the Biodiesel Education Program and a strengthened Biobased Markets Program. Additionally, the bill consolidates 23 previous conservation programs into 13, while focusing conservation efforts on working lands.“In addition to the bill’s victories for soybean farmers, it is important to note what the bill does for the country as a whole,” said Gaesser. “The bill still provides for those in need of food assistance by preserving the decades-old balance and partnership between farm and nutrition programs that has seen farm legislation through in years past. The bill also addresses our nation’s budgetary issues by cutting $24 billion over ten years, making agriculture the only industry sector that has come together despite its differences and contributed to deficit reduction.“The bill is a compromise,” Gaesser added. “It ensures the continued success of American agriculture, and we encourage both the House and the Senate to pass it quickly.”The bill now awaits action by the full House, which could come as soon as Wednesday.Source: ASAlast_img read more

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Horoscope: April 14, 2021

first_imgprintA baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Taurus.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, April 14, 2021:Animated, pioneering and fearless, show the world what sets you apart. This year, you use your abilities to advance your professional goals. Volunteer those talents for a meaningful cause, and you’ll see the world through eyes other than your own. Don’t take financial risks. Make long-term investments and watch them grow. If single, be yourself and you’ll attract the right person. If attached, renew your vows. AQUARIUS keeps you guessing.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★A high-tech gadget could be worth a small splurge. You’ll want to bring the most cutting-edge device with you on warmer weather adventures. Thank a friend for a favor. Pick up the tab for lunch or dinner. Tonight: Be playful.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★★Do things that make this day all about you. Change something about the way you look that makes people take notice and comment favorably. Someone with a carefree, fun attitude will win you over. Tonight: Confide in a close friend.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★Seek out quiet time and put inspirational thoughts to paper. That could include a journal entry, composing a poem or writing song. You can keep it to yourself or show it to someone you trust. Tonight: Zoom call with relatives.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★Dive into a group activity and show off your skills. Being part of a team lets you do things that have far more impact than when working solo. Avoid mixing work and romance. Tonight: Meet with former co-workers.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★★Let people show you their appreciation. You’ve been doing a stellar job, and those around you want to offer their thanks and shower you with compliments. This will most certainly make you smile. Tonight: Plan your next major project.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★Your studious mood will lead you to learning something meaningful. A friend from another part of the world might be ready to plan a visit. Be sympathetic and offer to help someone who needs an advocate. Tonight: Relax and read.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★★Your intuition could tell you not to trust a co-worker. Watch what you say in casual conversations and keep it professional. While it is disappointing, always trust your instincts. You can never go wrong. Tonight: Envision your summer activities.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★★Ask for feedback from a practical person you truly respect. It’s always good to find out what other people see, just in case you’ve missed something. Set aside one-on-one time with someone you love. Tonight: Start a challenging word game.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★Put one foot in front of the next and do one activity at a time. Focus makes the most annoying and complicated tasks go by much faster. Go for a walk or run to vent frustration. Tonight: Work up a sweat.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★★★Let your inner child loose and have some fun. Telling jokes could become a team-building tool to encourage cooperation. If you are struggling with a task, take a deep breath and your ideas will flow. Tonight: Sweet-smelling candles and incense.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★★Make your living space clean but cozy. Organize files, rearrange furniture and fluff up the couch pillows. An emotional text from family will touch your heart. Return the thought with a call or Zoom. Tonight: Add oldies to your playlist.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★A spontaneous road trip sounds appealing. Make plans for a quick overnight with a friend or sibling. You do not have to travel far to get out of a rut. Be an explorer. Tonight: Call someone for a special occasion.Born today: Singer Loretta Lynn (1932), actress Julie Christie (1940), actor Adrien Brody (1973) Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Twitter Horoscope: May 1, 2021 ReddIt Linkedin + posts Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Linkedin Tamia Banks Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Facebook Facebook Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Previous articleTCU students show off years of work at first virtual honors research forumNext articleThousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Twitter ReddIt Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Horoscope: April 28, 2021last_img read more

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Horses to help children with Dyspraxia

first_imgCelebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSCaren Hessiondyspraxiaequine therapyLITMusic Limerick AN LIT student is researching the benefits of horses to children with dyspraxia.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Caren Hession(28), who is conducting her second experiment in the field of equine therapy, is seeking participants aged between six and 15 years.Equine therapy involves the use of the horses for physical, mental, emotional, behavioural or cognitive development. Dyspraxia is a difficulty with thinking out, planning and carrying out sensory and motor tasks.As part of her PhD research, Ms Hession is leading a scientific study of 120 children with dyspraxia in the Limerick, Galway, and Dublin. The research study, which is due to commence in September, is open and free to all participants with a primary diagnosis of dyspraxia.Her project, which is largest research study of its kind in the Ireland, investigates the potential of an audio-visual approach to equine therapy to show that horses can improve cognition and mood arousal and ambulation for children.She said: “Having witnessed first hand the benefits horses can have, I transferred onto a PhD programme at the LIT where I aim to prove in my research the cognitive, emotional, behavioural and physical benefits of horses for children with dyspraxia”.Places are still available for participants and volunteer helpers. For more information see http://equinestudy2013.weebly.com/ Facebook #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ International Women’s Day LIT WhatsApp Printcenter_img NewsHorses to help children with DyspraxiaBy Guest Writer – July 18, 2013 1401 Email Limerick Post Show | FOLM Project Advertisement Linkedin Women in the Creative Arts to take centre stage at LIT’s International Women’s Day Flagship Event Previous articleHurling is Limerick’s new religionNext articleLimerick graduate tells of LSD nightmare Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie LIT Launches unique new programme on Responding to Domestic Abuse and Coercive Controllast_img read more

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Two Limerick Men Nominated for the 2013 Horse Racing Ireland Awards

first_imgLinkedin Trainer Charles Byrnes and Jockey Chris Hayes from Limerick have been nominated for an Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2013 Horse Racing Ireland Awards.Charles from Ballingarry is nominated for his handling of top hurdler Solwhit. He returned from a two-year break from the racecourse to win three of his five races in the 2012-2013 season while he finished second on his other two runs. Under a fantastic Paul Carberry ride in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at Cheltenham, Solwhit became the first Irish trained winner of this race since Dorans Pride in 1995. At Aintree on Grand National Day in early April he had another impressive Grade 1 success before rounding off his season by finishing runner up in the French Champion Hurdle at Auteuil in early June.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Shanagolden jockey Chris Hayes celebrated the first Group One success of his career when guiding La Collina to a surprise success in the Coolmore Fusaichi Pegasus Matron Stakes at Leopardstown in September and then followed up eight days later with another success at the top level on the Dermot Weld-trained Voleuse De Coeurs in the Gain Irish St Leger at the Curragh. These two big race wins were part of an impressive tally of over 50 winners for Chris.This year, for the first time, members of the public will have an opportunity to vote on the Outstanding Achievement category, through a new HRI Awards app, which will be available for download from iTunes and Google Play later this week. The App also contains information about the awards and each of the nominees, an image gallery, all the latest news and will also allow members of the public to watch the awards live.Brian Kavanagh, Chief Executive of HRI said: “The HRI Awards acknowledge excellence in the horse racing industry where Ireland continues to achieve enviable success in a highly-competitive international arena. We have some of the best breeders, owners, trainers and jockeys and it’s important to recognise this success. A highlight this year was achieving a record-breaking fourteen Irish-trained winners at Cheltenham and eight Irish-trained winners at Royal Ascot. Weekly Racing News: McNamara to the fore at the Dublin Racing Festival Previous articleDundon prison review hearing next monthNext articleLimerick doctors protest over medical cards Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook TAGSAwardshorse racing Print 18-year-old Wesley Joyce records 50/1 winner in Sligo Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Advertisement Replacement fixture announced for racing in Limerick OtherHorseracingNewsTwo Limerick Men Nominated for the 2013 Horse Racing Ireland AwardsBy Guest Writer – November 20, 2013 994 Weekly Racing News | Eoin McCarthy and Blanketontheground come up trumps again Weekly Racing News as Cheltenham fast approaches Email Moyross Youth Academy’s Wesley Joyce set for first ride under Johnny Murtagh at Dundalk RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Storage structures destroyed in West Odessa fire

first_img ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ 1 of 2 Home Local News Storage structures destroyed in West Odessa fire Fruit Salad to Die ForSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionTexas Fried ChickenPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay OC employee of the year always learning Twitter Responders control a fire that destroyed three storage structures Saturday in West Odessa. According to Odessa Fire and Rescue officials, five nearby residences were threatened by the fire, but saved by responders. Facebook Facebook By admin – June 2, 2018 Responders control a fire that destroyed three storage structures Saturday in West Odessa. According to Odessa Fire and Rescue officials, five nearby residences were threatened by the fire, but saved by responders. Responders control a fire that destroyed three storage structures Saturday in West Odessa. According to Odessa Fire and Rescue officials, five nearby residences were threatened by the fire, but saved by responders. center_img Local News Storage structures destroyed in West Odessa fire WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest White said Saturday afternoon that officials were still investigating the cause of the fire. Three storage buildings were destroyed by fire in West Odessa on Saturday afternoon, but responders controlled the fire before any nearby residences were badly damaged.Odessa Fire and Rescue division captain Joey White said that five residences were threatened by the fire near the intersection of 12th Street and North Avenue D, but the residences were saved.White said that high vegetation and wind helped spread the fire quickly.The fire came within a few feet of one home and heat warped its siding, but the fire was controlled before further damage and no families were displaced. There were no injuries. None of the destroyed buildings were attached to any residences. Previous articleSouth Odessa building damaged by fireNext articleNATIONAL PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE: Regis hat trick lifts Sockers FC to victory over Katy admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School last_img read more

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