first_imgMkombozi Commercial Bank Plc ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Mkombozi Commercial Bank Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mkombozi Commercial Bank Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mkombozi Commercial Bank Plc (  2014 annual report.Company ProfileMkombozi Commercial Bank Plc (MKCB) is a commercial bank serving and supporting emerging businesses in Tanzania. The financial institution targets small and medium-sized entrepreneurs, SACCOS and social enterprises such as schools, universities and public enterprises. MKCB started as an initiative of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference in 2009 to address the need to provide financial solutions to start-up businesses aswell as institutional investors and government entities. MKCB has 6 branches in the major towns and cities of Tanzania and plans to extend its footprint to increase accessibility and financial inclusion in areas which cannot be handled by mobile banking. Mkombozi Commercial Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgCan’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Nowell’s try was one of nine scored by the Chiefs in a one-sided match against Worcester. The league leaders picked a strong team for this fixture and showed their clinical edge throughout.On top of Nowell’s great finishing skills in the corner, two forwards scored hat-tricks for Exeter.Second-row Jonny Hill completed his in the first half. His first came following good interplay with Dave Ewers early on and then he crossed twice in the last five minutes of that opening period. His second try was from a short-range pick-and-go while for his third he was put away out wide by Nowell.Sam Simmonds scored two tries in the first half and added his third midway through the second period – all three coming from trademark Exeter moves. The first was from a lineout drive and the second two resulted from short-range tap-and-go penalties.Stuart Hogg and Jacques Vermeulen also notched tries for the Chiefs while Ashley Beck crossed for the Warriors late on. Clinical attack: Jack Nowell scored one of six first-half tries for Exeter (Getty Images) Watch: Jack Nowell’s brilliant finish against WorcesterJack Nowell scored an incredible try as Exeter thumped Worcester 59-7 in the Gallagher Premiership.The Chiefs wing, making his first start for the club since January, wrapped up the bonus point after half an hour with a brilliant finish in the corner.No 8 Sam Simmonds broke down the blindside from the back of a scrum inside the Warriors 22 and fed the ball to Nowell on the wing.The England player beat one Worcester defender, then showed his power to drive towards the corner despite the attentions of two tacklers and stretched over the line to score.It was referred to the TMO but replays showed he was in control of the ball when he grounded it and that he wasn’t in touch.You can watch Nowell’s incredible finish here… The winger marked his first Exeter start since January with a great trylast_img read more

first_imgThis Monday on LET’S TALK ABOUT IT with Rod Love and Greg Jackson, the “Dynamic Duo” will be joined by representatives from the Seminole and Volusia County Sheriff’s office to provide information to the general public as to the expectations and cooperation needed in the event of an “Active Shooter” situation.20 dead, 22 hospitalized in El Paso Texas, 9 dead, 27 injured in Dayton Ohio in tragic acts of senseless gun violence.“Greg and I are beyond extending prayers and condolences to the victims, families members and communities affected by domestic terrorism, it’s sad, but we must now add value to preparation to not if, but when this happens, how do we as a community respond.  Law Enforcement is who we depend on to provide that guidance,” Love said.“Let’s Talk About It” encourages elected and faith & community-based leadership to host community law enforcement forums specifically to address the importance of cooperation and compliance with first responders during active shooter scenarios.Our growing listening audience will also hear what “Nicole Knows” as these and other topics are discussed by two of the most influential voices in Central Florida on the top-rated Monday Night radio talk show — LET’S TALK ABOUT IT!Join Rod Love, Greg Jackson and the entire Let’s Talk Nation on LET’S TALK ABOUT IT, every Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm on 1680am WOKB, online at, on Facebook @letstalknationusa or call-in to 407-894-1680. LET’S TALK ABOUT IT is the can’t miss radio show that will blow your mind!Podcasts of past shows can also be heard at***** Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Rod LoveHosts Rod Love and Greg Jackson are well-known figures in Apopka. Love is a local businessman, was the co-chair of the Apopka Task Force against Violence, and was recently named the Orange County District 2 Commissioner. Jackson is a local attorney that ran for the Florida Legislature in 2016 for District 45, which includes a part of Apopka.The show airs on WOKB 1680AM on Mondays from 7-8 PM. You may also stream it online here.Let’s Talk About It describes itself as a show in search of results-oriented solutions. It tackles important subjects such as crime in urban communities, jobs, business growth, relationship with the police, transitioning from a mom and pop proprietorship to mom and pop incorporation and a whole lot of other action initiatives that affect the quality of life of individuals and families are the major focus. Its goal is to develop an understanding of the everyday needs and issues of people and assist in empowering them with the necessary information or motivation towards addressing such needs, all with the support of professionals or experts who will be the show’s guests.Greg Jackson  Let’s Talk About It has an interactive style of information sharing that is both entertaining and educational.  It acts as a vehicle for civic and faith-based organizations, small businesses and everyday citizens to be able to work together to foster a progressive development of communities’ interactivity with one another.To join the conversation tonight, call Let’s Talk About It at 407-894-1680. From Let’s Talk About it with Rod Love and Greg Jackson Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSGreg JacksonLet’s Talk About ItRod Love Previous articleDoes grace free us from works?Next articleCould a national buyback program reduce gun violence in America? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

first_img 19 COMMENTS A Friend Charles Towne November 22, 2020 at 1:18 pm November 21, 2020 at 10:22 pm November 22, 2020 at 5:37 pm November 27, 2020 at 10:21 pm Charles Towne Great advice Chuck! Thanks! I have some very disagreeable neighbors and now have a plan to put bird seed and dog food in their backyard at night! Would not have thought of that on my own so one again, Chuck, thanks! November 22, 2020 at 6:56 pm Judith Hankes Charles Towne My mistake tipewritting prevention or useful !!! Leo Opinion | Faith & InspirationBy Charles Towne            “BEAR!”Hardly a week goes by without our hearing of another bear being sighted in a residential neighborhood, and it elicits little more than idle curiosity when we learn that the state has trapped and transported another bear to the Ocala National Forest.Unfortunately, there is no simple formula that will protect a person in all situations involving bears.Most people consider the bear as ‘just another animal’. This is a mistake. Bears are highly intelligent as well as individualistic and are capable of nearly as many responses in a given circumstance as a human. Imagining that you know what a bear is going to do is a very dangerous belief.In this short article, I can’t hope to answer all of the questions concerning bears and our co-existence with them. The most to hope for is that we can perhaps come to a greater appreciation of our wild neighbor.It might well be said that all conflict between bear and man is food related. Bears are the only large omnivore on planet earth. What this means is they will eat almost anything and everything in their perpetual quest for food.While a bear’s eyesight is at least as good as that of man, his hearing is far superior; but the sense that a bear uses to survive more than all else is his nose. No other animal on earth has greater acuity of smell.That incredible sense of smell draws him to your back yard in search of the food you are cooking on your outdoor grill, your pet’s food dish, the seed you have placed in your bird feeder and your garbage can.The key to successfully sharing bear country with those that were here first is conflict prevention. With minimal human effort, bears and people can coexist. The human effort I am speaking of is the elimination of the potential causes of the conflicts.You may wonder why it is necessary that you should be put upon to avoid these conflicts, after all, a phone call to the authorities and the bear is trapped, tattooed and transported to a nice new home in the Ocala National Forest where he is going to thrive, right? Wrong, and for several reasons.Bears are extremely territorial. Transporting a problem bear to another area creates new conflict issues with the resident bears where natural food resources might already be taxed to the limit. This creates the probability of fighting between the resident bears and the relocated bear resulting in subsequent deaths.Due to an incredible homing instinct, bears return to their original habitat.   Bears have been known to travel hundreds of miles to return to their home range. The only obstacle that can prevent this migration is a natural barrier such as a large body of water or a mountain range, and we have neither in the state of Florida.Bears are killed in transit. As they travel to their home range, bears are killed when forced to cross and re-cross busy highways.Starvation. After days or perhaps weeks the subject bear, if it survives the dangers, arrives home in poor condition, perhaps starving. It is desperate for food so it returns to known food sources, your garbage cans.Euthanization. Another phone call is made. If the authorities determine that the bear is a “problem” bear, it is trapped again. The bear’s number is compared to existing records, and if found, is the bear transported again? No. It is euthanized.The trapping and transportation of bears is costly in man-hours and revenue. I am sure there are other ways we would like to see our tax dollars at work, but more important than the monetary expenditure is the fact that a bear’s death is a loss to a natural system that relies upon them as part of nature’s balance.Bears give us something special, an incredible element of wildness that makes living in close proximity to them mysterious and exciting. They are worthy of our respect and our care.The following tips, though simple, definitely seem to help and could eliminate 90% of your bear issues.(1) If you feed your pets outside, don’t allow spilled food to accumulate.(2) If you feed wild birds in your yard, keep in mind that Mr. Bear loves birdseed. Periodically clean up and remove any spilled and scattered birdseed. Make special provision by using hanging bird feeders and suspend them high enough to be beyond a standing bear’s reach. (Eight or ten feet should be sufficient.)(3) Place your garbage cans at curbside the morning of pickup thus eliminating all of those delicious and tantalizing odors wafting through the air and acting as a magnet for a hungry bear on the prowl. Oh yes, and rinse as well as wash your garbage cans. When the garbage cans are clean spray some lime juice over the inside of the container. (The lime juice seems to work much better than ammonia.)Please remember, by not providing attractants we just might be assuring long life for Mr. Bear.An Outdoorsman’s PrayerDear Papa God, You have entrusted man to be the caregivers for not only his fellow man but those creatures we callously call “lesser.” Help us to be compassionate to all creatures.  Thank you Papa. In Jesus’ blessed name, Amen Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. As always so instructed and so to the point. November 22, 2020 at 6:47 am Dear Friend, I have a difficult time understanding such behavior. I believe that mercy must start with you and I. Bless you and yours, Chaz Richard. when it comes to bears and people I have arrived at the conclusion that of the two bears are the more intelligent. Usually man gives a lot of lip service but if it becomes an inconvenience? Well, bears pay the price! Bless you and yours, Chaz NH November 22, 2020 at 8:48 am Reply November 22, 2020 at 3:50 pm Reply Today’s article is rather sad concerning why bears behave the way they do. Everything needs to eat. Unfortunately, we do not take into consideration all that wildlife goes through just to survive, especially with man. Let’s make a conscientious effort to not temp them or even inadvertently lure them into neighborhoods for food.They are God’s creatures and we need to be more responsible in doing the right thing to help preserve them. Thank you, Chuck, for the reminders and raising our awareness. God bless you. Charles Towne Leaving my natural stupidity behind, think how you would act if some big company tore down your house so they could build an officer a parking garage! Bears seem to be more civil and adaptive than we would be! Maybe God has placed the animals so we can gauge what kind of human beings we are! November 22, 2020 at 9:04 am CKS November 28, 2020 at 9:01 am Reply Beautiful and pretentious article Mr. Charles !!! You’ve been right. Animals have more conciousness and normal behavior than us, the Human Beast … We’re still doing the right thing and exceptions for the rest. GOD Bless You Bro !!! Reply Leo November 22, 2020 at 8:53 am Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply Richard Reply Reply leo, my friend, there are those times that animals seem to have more love and compassion than we humans do. God bless you my brother, Chaz Richard Reply Thank you for looking out for our furry friends! I love bears and, like you, hope that someday we can coexist peacefully. They are such amazing creatures, aren’t they? So graceful and silent at night. I often refer to them as shadow ninjas:) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replycenter_img November 23, 2020 at 7:54 am Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSAppreciationbearsCharles TowneInspirationNaturetips Previous articleLong Before the PilgrimsNext articleWhy ‘namaste’ has become the perfect pandemic greeting Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply This last summer i was traveling through Iowa when the car ahead of me went way out of its way to run over a snapping turtle that was crossing the road. What is it that causes people to do such an evil thing, an act against nature I can’t imagine! A Friend November 22, 2020 at 3:47 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. November 23, 2020 at 1:26 am Reply Please enter your comment! Charles Towne November 22, 2020 at 10:12 am Mike, I believe that I have to agree with John Muir’s conclusion, “If there should be a war between the animals and lord man, i think I should have to side with the bears!” And then there is Henry David Thoreau’s comment: “Every creature is better alive than dead, men moose and pine trees; and he who understands it aright would rather preserve it’s life than destroy it.” Let it be said of us that our lives were lived not to inflict pain or conflict, but peace and mercy. Bless you and yours sir Mike, Chaz Herbert Weissman, thank you so very much, and you get the point! Bless you dear folks. Chaz You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Reply Reply Charles Towne Mike McFadden Reply Reply Reply Reply The Anatomy of Fear November 22, 2020 at 9:33 am hHerbert Weissman November 22, 2020 at 1:26 pm Richard, somehow I believe that bears are a lot more reasonable, a lot more adaptable, a lot more acceptable, than we would be under the same circumstances. We refer to animals as dumb, but are they? Somehow they seem to be so much more human than humans, but without the ignorance. Please teach us o Holy God. Amen Charles Towne Charles Towne November 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm Living within a easy stroll of the Wekiva State Park we have had our share of bear visits over the years. For a while we had a mama bear and her two cubs visiting the neighborhood obviously on a training mission. They would be in the trees during the day and roaming at night. One night I captured, on the security cameras, the three roaming through our backyard and obviously smelled cat food in the back garage. Mama realized her head wasn’t going to fit through the door but the cubs were not quite convinced until they actually tried to get their heads through the cat doors. Mama waited by the chain-link fence and finally must have yelled something and over the fence they went. It’s very sad that some bears are euthanized simply because of the ignorance of humans. Thanks for sharing the tips that hopefully will get widespread and we can protect some of our furry friends. NH, I fear that with most people, not all but most, humans tend to place other creatures far down on the list of importance, especially pertaining to our bear friends. Sadly, most people would rather speak of bears in the past tense, like; “there used to be bears in this area” Sad, so sad! Chaz Charles Towne Dear CKS, you speak with great compassion and understanding in regards to those creatures that have been placed in our care. Yes, you are right; these are Gods creatures, and if by some miracle we could hear them cry out to us for mercy would it make a difference? I HOPE SO! Bless you and yours and may He give you peace. Amen. Chaz Judith my dear sister, your rememberer is working good! I was up in that tree and some joker came over and smeared honey on the rungs of the ladder which enticed a big bear to start climbing the ladder, licking the honey from the ladder as he climbed. That bear decided that something in the dump was more enticing that yours truly. Good memories, yes, good memories! Bless you and yours my sweet Pinky Doodle. Chaz Reply You have always been drawn to bears. Remember long ago, perhaps 62 years ago, when visiting the folks in Wisconsin, you learned about bears visiting a nearby dump. At night people drove to watch them – turning their car lights on as these black haired scavengers. However, sitting in the car wasn’t good enough for you. No, you had to venture out and climb a tree closer to the dump to get a better view. Do you remember this? Or was it just something I dreamed? Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply Please enter your name here November 23, 2020 at 6:30 amlast_img read more

first_imgFriday Feb 19, 2010 Schalk Burger welcomes Carlos Spencer back to Super Rugby A few weeks ago I posted a video and article about Carlos Spencer, and his return to Super Rugby after five years away from the tournament. Schalk Burger, accommodating as ever, took it upon himself to welcome King Carlos back. Speculation was rife about how Spencer would perform at the age of 34, and after only forty minutes of game time, hes already been written off by some members of the media and had his lack of spark blamed on his time up north. Spencer was substituted at half time in his debut match against the Stormers, and while his actual performance wasnt bad, he was pretty quiet and lacked the fizz that fans will have been used to seeing. Coach Dick Muir was disappointed with the way he played, questioning if perhaps his time playing in the north was the reason for the lack of attacking play he showed. “For Carlos, having played in the northern hemisphere as long as he has has restricted his vision a little bit,” Muir said. “But certainly the individual doesn’t lack vision. For me, it is just some old habits that are there that he has to shake off. We’ve had a good chat this week and I’m really confident that he will do the right job for us,” he added. This is just a quick clip showing the welcome that Spencer got last weekend, as Stormers captain Schalk Burger gave him a fat lip as he slipped into the tackle. It doesn’t look like anything at first, but you can see how long it takes him to get up, and the impact in the replay. Hopefully things will go better for Spencer tonight, as hes been picked to play the Chiefs at Ellis Park in round two of the tournament. Well be watching closely. 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first_imgArchDaily House in Kikuicho / Studio NOASave this projectSaveHouse in Kikuicho / Studio NOA Projects Area:  55 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House in Kikuicho / Studio NOA Houses 2011 Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio NOA+ 20 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year: center_img “COPY” CopyAbout this officeStudio NOAOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesJapanPublished on July 31, 2011Cite: “House in Kikuicho / Studio NOA” 31 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSafety Window Films in Associated Watch and Jewelry BuyersFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MWindowsAir-LuxSliding Windows for High-Rise BuildingsSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60Manuals & AdviceSikaFirestop SystemsMetal PanelsAmerican MetalcraftRainscreen – RS300Curtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWaste Containers / Recycling BinsPunto DesignLitter Bin – PapilonSound BoothsFramerySoundproof Phone Booths – Framery OneCarpetsnanimarquinaRugs – ShadeMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Kikuicho 住宅 / Studio NOA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 Japan CopyHouses•Japan Text description provided by the architects. An exterior wall has an obvious yet important role, separating the inside from the outside. In many wooden structures, exterior walls are divided into many layers, each with various purposes. The outer layer is made to protect against weather, dirt and fire, while inner layers need fireproofing as well as aesthetic attributes. As a result, the total thickness can be 20 cm thick. Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio NOAFor this project we developed and added one more layer to it. Raised from the face of the unit, the translucent cladding softens incoming light and blurs the visibility of both passerby’s and inhabitants. The milky surface extends over the windows to obstruct the view of neighboring structures and street-level traffic, while other less-compromised views and openings remain exposed.Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio NOAProject gallerySee allShow lessTechno Group Headquarters / Symbiosis Designs LTDArticlesEVERREST / Simon TakasakiArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Studio NOA Area Area of this architecture project “COPY”last_img read more

first_imgArchDaily Projects “COPY” Architects: Zack | de Vito Architecture Year Completion year of this architecture project SteelHouse 1 and 2 / Zack | de Vito Architecture photographs:  Bruce Damonte, Paul DyerPhotographs:  Bruce Damonte, Paul Dyer Save this picture!© Bruce Damonte+ 23 Share “COPY” Year:  United States Structural Engineer: 2014 Architects In Charge:Jim Zack, Lise de VitoCity:San FranciscoCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Bruce DamonteRecommended ProductsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridText description provided by the architects. Innovative Design in the Heart of Noe ValleyVacant parcels of land that offer a clean slate for development are rarely available in San Francisco, and almost unheard of in Noe Valley. Committed to finding opportunities to design and build in one of the most popular neighborhoods in the city, the development team of Zack de Vito Architecture + Construction have proven that vision and creativity can address this challenge.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteInspired by a standard city RH-2 parcel with a modest cottage positioned at the back of the lot on the popular Church Street corridor, this talented team immediately recognized the potential. While lot coverage of this sort cannot be created on vacant land, this existing dwelling was ripe for change. The large flat front yard offered a footprint for a new structure. And by working imaginatively within the envelope of the existing structure, these designers could create two stunning urban homes in the heart of the City.  Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteAfter several years of planning, the team has just unveiled two of the most innovative modern dwelling designs in San Francisco. Two unique, free-standing condominiums share a single lot while maintaining their individual architectural identity. Maximizing the function of a 25 foot wide lot, both homes are accessed from a common courtyard, a deviation from the traditional street-front entry. The unapologetic modern design is planned for maximum spatial efficiency with unsurpassed attention to detail and craft, expressing handmade quality at every turn.SteelHouse1 (1518 SF). Occupying the front of the lot, a new, ground-up townhouse, with an impressive modern façade, stands out from the more traditional buildings along this urban corridor. Clad with corten steel, fiber cement siding and stucco, this building encompasses two full floors of light-filled living space accommodating three bedrooms and two full baths. Save this picture!© Paul DyerThe dramatic open floor plan is enhanced by clean lines and sophisticated modern finishes, including industrial structural steel complimented by warm oiled-oak floors and custom walnut cabinetry. The master bedroom boasts a private roof deck illuminated by its desirable western exposure.  The ground floor includes one car parking and a private office space, nicely isolated from the main living levels.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteSteelHouse2 (1515 SF). Occupying the back of the lot, the fully-renovated, two-story structure has been transformed to fit perfectly into this modern context. This building also encompasses two full floors of living space, with the entertaining spaces positioned at the top level.  The open floor plan is enhanced by extraordinary light with modern steel and wood details that visually connect the two floors.Save this picture!SectionThis building accommodates two bedrooms and two full baths on the lower floor, with a third bedroom with en-suite bath at the upper, main living level. A private south-west-facing deck is directly accessed from both the kitchen and the upper bedroom at this level. Finishes include walnut stairs, oiled-oak flooring, custom rift-cut white oak cabinetry, and composite quartz counter-tops. One car parking is provided for this unit in the front building.Save this picture!© Paul DyerBoth buildings incorporate green design which includes radiant floor heating that is zoned for efficiency; state-of-the-art thermal-rated windows; material selections that are driven by sustainability; and mechanical and structural systems that are ‘solar ready’.  The two modern buildings live like single family homes, while offering a unique opportunity for an extended family or single owner to enjoy the entire compound. Each building is offered for sale at $1,750,000.Project gallerySee allShow lessEgypt Plans to Build a 200-Meter-Tall Pyramid SkyscraperArchitecture NewsWin a Copy of Massimo Vignelli’s Limited-Edition 2012 New York City Subway DiagramArchitecture News Share Houses 2014 Photographs Contractor: SteelHouse 1 and 2 / Zack | de Vito ArchitectureSave this projectSaveSteelHouse 1 and 2 / Zack | de Vito Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Don David Bruce Wickstrom CopyHouses•San Francisco, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  CopyAbout this officeZack | de Vito ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSan FranciscoHousesUnited StatesPublished on March 03, 2015Cite: “SteelHouse 1 and 2 / Zack | de Vito Architecture” 03 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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first_img “COPY” Photographs 2018 Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Architects: unparelld’arquitectes Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Two Houses in One / unparelld’arquitectesSave this projectSaveTwo Houses in One / unparelld’arquitectes Two Houses in One / unparelld’arquitectes Spain Save this picture!© José Hevia+ 17Curated by María Francisca González Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeunparelld’arquitectesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSpainPublished on April 29, 2020Cite: “Two Houses in One / unparelld’arquitectes” [Dos casas en una / unparelld’arquitectes] 29 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore 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 CopyHouses•Spain Projects Manufacturers: Europerfil, Griesser, Prefabricados planas Design Team:Jordi Moret, Xevi Rodeja, Clàudia Calvet, Eva Casadevall, Dídac Franco, Ramon Heras, Paula Alejandro, Jordi Collell, Thommy Parra, Sara PalmadaBuilding Engineer:Jesús BassolsConsultants:Miquel Capdevila, Structural designerClients:privateBuilder:Construccions Josep Sais, Prefabricats Planas, Fusteria J. CarlosCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© José HeviaRecommended ProductsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. The domestic program of this terraced house is developed in a single floor of 12 x 15 m, located half level higher than the plot. .Save this picture!© José HeviaThis piece crowns a semibasement hall of the same size and multipurpose use. It opens at the outer ends, linking with ramps the street and the back garden. The glazed doorways provide natural light and allow transforming it into a large porch.Save this picture!© José HeviaAbove this semibasement the house has been built with precast concrete panels, which work as large beams in order to save the span of the basement. To optimize costs the panels are uncoated, and show a terrazzo polished finish. A system of baseboards, corners and wooden friezes are the answer to solving the joints correctly, providing a domestic character to the whole floor.Save this picture!© José HeviaSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© José HeviaThe floor plan can be read as a set of four rows of equal rooms dislocated. The large central empty space is the exception. This interior room is connected to four smaller pieces that surround it. They provide natural light, accommodate complementary activities and articulate the remaining rooms.Save this picture!© José HeviaSave this picture!© José HeviaProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse in Salto de Pirapora / Vereda ArquitetosSelected ProjectsF.I.L. FUKUOKA Shop / MURAYAMA + KATO ARCHITECTURESelected Projects Share Eduard Callís, Guillem Moliner Area:  360 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  José Hevia Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Year: last_img read more

first_imgForeign Minister of Bolivia David Choquehuanca, May 12.The solidarity movement in New York City was privileged to hear David Choquehuanca, the foreign minister of Bolivia, on May 12. He spoke specifically about Bolivia’s “Live Well” Campaign.The event, described as a “Conversation with the Foreign Minister,” was held at the SEIU Local 1199 Hall in Manhattan. It was organized by the Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle and endorsed by a number of groups, including the International Action Center.As the event ended and participants gathered to leave, there seemed to be unanimous agreement that Comrade Choquehuanca’s words were so powerful they left the crowd speechless. All felt his message was riveting and deserved attention and study.Choquehuanca began by stating that the world today is in deep crisis and chaos. Throughout the evening he used the comparison of the two flags of Bolivia as symbols of two different things, but together they are symbols of unity, integration, family and solidarity — all concepts the troubled world must strive for.An Aymara Indian, Choquehuanca has been an adviser to President Evo Morales, who is also Aymara, for many years. When Evo was elected president of Bolivia in December 2005, history was made.Morales, a declared socialist, was the first Indigenous president of Bolivia. Progressive and revolutionary changes were part of Evo’s platform, which today includes raises of the minimum wage as well as increased pensions for the elderly.But most important was the pride Bolivia’s Indigenous people felt in having one of their own as president. A clear symbol that an Indigenous person was now president was making the pan-Indigenous flag of Bolivia, the wiphala, also the national flag of the country.Two flags are now flown in Bolivia, which prove the struggle of Native peoples has moved to center stage. It is a source of pride for Native people not only in Bolivia but around the world.Since then, Bolivia’s social and political movement has been in the forefront of revolutionary struggle against poverty and exploitation. Most notably, Bolivia has been on the front lines of the climate change issue, demanding that those who are most responsible for polluting the planet take full responsibility.Brother Choquehuanca, a spokesperson for the “Live Well” campaign, used the solidarity event to challenge the movement philosophically and ideology.He said that the problems the world faces, including poverty, food and the energy crisis, have led to world indignation. He pointed out how Native peoples throughout the continent and in the global South may be a source of knowledge and experience in order to return to harmony.Choquehuanca urged activists and freedom fighters to struggle to “live well” — not only as a society but as individuals. He stressed that being healthy physically and psychologically is so vital to the survival of humanity.“We cannot go on like this in the world,” he said. “They talk of a world order, but it is a world disorder. Monsanto wants to be the owner but that is poison. Cuba, however, talks of a world order, but with social justice, and that is what we need.”In Bolivia people have begun to recapture their culture and their self-esteem. “We have to return to our culture to live well.”Choquehuanca stated that the rainbow is sacred for Indigenous people and represents unity, no borders; it belongs not just to one people, but everyone. Whether you are from Palestine, Venezuela or Syria, we need to “dialogue and work together,” he said.Choquehuanca ended by stating that “rainbow guerrillas,” which is what Evo is, are important in order to reject capitalism and construct socialism in the world.Clearly movement activists left the event feeling inspired to “live well” in order to continue the fight.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgHome Local News Government City lawyer in Long complaint quits Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Daylon Swearingen competes in bareback riding during the SandHills Stock Show and Rodeo at Ector County Coliseum Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Odessa, Texas. Previous articleECISD to conference with TEA on EctorNext articleFive things you need to know today, June 1 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Texas Fried ChickenVirgin Coco MojitoCreamy Fruit SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay By admin – June 1, 2018 Church leaders condemn mayor’s disparaging comments center_img Twitter WhatsApp Landgraf staffer resigns following investigation Local NewsGovernment City lawyer in Long complaint quits Twitter A senior assistant attorney who accused his former boss Larry Long of paying him less because of his gender has resigned from the city, citing frustration that city officials failed to resolve his complaint, which followed a separate sexual harassment case that led to Long’s resignation.Records show the attorney, Todd Stephens, had complained of unequal pay in December after he learned what two female co-workers earned. The Odessa City Council discussed the complaint in a closed meeting on May 8, and after that meeting gave top city appointees the authority to resolve it and use city funds, if needed.But when contacted Thursday, Stephens said that still hasn’t happened — six months after his initial complaint — prompting him to find a job elsewhere. He declined further comment to the OA.He resigned May 21, giving June 8 as his last day.In December, Stephens had learned what two of his colleagues earned through one of the open records requests from citizens Stephens reviews as part of his job, according to records of his complaint.One fellow attorney with the same job title, who was hired after him, was paid almost $20,000 a year more than him. Meanwhile, another attorney, who was lower ranked and less experienced, was paid only $6 less.Stephens complained to HR that he believed “the jaw-dropping and unexplainable” salary differences were based on sex. Long had a history of misconduct toward women, including a recent sexual harassment case that HR investigators had corroborated but led to no action by the City Council.Stephens reported he and the other senior assistant attorney had given “honest and forthright testimony” against Long in that case. Stephens accused Long of retaliating against both of them in ways such as giving the other lower ranked attorney “high-profile tasks” instead of them, recommending her for a promotion with a greater salary and putting her “in line for the Interim City Attorney position,” despite two years of legal experience. The senior assistants each had more than a decade of legal experience, according to the complaint.Stephens wrote that his grievance was with Long, and that he did not blame the two other attorneys he referenced.The city fought for months to withhold records in the Stephens case, after the Odessa American requested them in February. On May 18, after an order from the Texas Attorney General’s office, the city finally released them.Stephens had sought back-pay and discipline against Long, who by then had been allowed to retire.After the closed meeting on May 8, the City Council approved changes to the way it handles complaints against top city appointees such as the city attorney and city manager. That included doing away with a committee of council members who reviewed complaints in private before they were brought to the whole council. In the Long sexual harassment case, a majority of council members said they were not provided with the city’s internal findings corroborating his employee’s complaint for months.The City Council also voted to task the city attorney with reviewing and investigating future complaints against appointees. If a complaint involves the attorney, then those duties will fall to the city manager. The officials could hire outside help.Further, the City Council gave Interim City Attorney Gary Landers the authority to resolve Stephens’ complaint and City Manager Michael Marrero the power to adjust the legal department’s budget, if need be.Landers was unavailable for comment on Thursday. Marrero did not respond to a request for comment by press time.Before the May meeting, Landers described the complaint as “one more unfinished-business claim.”“Well let’s see if we can resolve that, because it’s probably been hanging out way too long,” Landers said at the time. Facebook Landgraf prepares for state budget debate last_img read more