Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) 2004 Annual Report

first_imgIkeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng)  2004 annual report.Company ProfileIkeja Hotel Plc is a hotel development and management company with direct or indirect ownership of Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Sheraton Abuja Hotel and Federal Palace Hotels & Casino. The company targets the leisure, business and convention markets in Opebi, Ikeja and Lagos. Sheraton Lagos Hotel has 340 guest rooms and an impressive array of conferencing and recreational facilities, making it one of the largest hotels in Nigeria. Sheraton Abuja Hotel has 575 rooms and conference, restaurants and recreational facilities. Sun International’s Federal Palace Hotel & Casino is a luxury 5-star hotel conveniently located in the heart of Victoria Island’s commercial district and boasts luxury accommodation, a casino, conference facilities and an array of restaurants, bars and recreational facilities. Established in 1972 and formerly known as Properties Development Limited, the company changed its name to Ikeja Hotel Limited in 1980. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Ikeja Hotel Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The [email protected] share price is falling again. Here’s what I’d do now

first_img 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. Image source: Getty Images The [email protected] Capital (LSE: SYME) share price has been falling over the past few months. Since peaking at 0.8p in mid-August, the stock fell to a low of 0.4p at the end of September. It recovered slightly in the first few weeks of October, trading as high as 0.54p.It has since started falling again and is currently on track to break below the September lows. But despite this performance, the company’s underlying fundamentals have only improved over the past few months. This suggests to me the market’s opinion of the business is far too pessimistic. 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…[email protected] share price opportunity As I noted the last time I covered the company, [email protected] operates a technology platform that helps manufacturing and trading customers gain access to capital. In a model similar to that used by other peer-to-peer lenders, the organisation matches capital invested by its inventory funders to enterprises that need cash. The opportunity here is tremendous. It’s estimated the total size of the inventory financing market is €2trn. [email protected] only needs to capture a tiny silver this market to become a significant European financial technology enterprise. To make this model work, the company needs two things. Businesses willing to lend money, and firms that need to borrow. It has both of these ingredients. According to its most recent trading update, [email protected] had 142 client businesses which had used the firm’s platform to borrow €1.6bn gross. That was up from just 66 client companies and €972m of gross value at the end of 2019. There are many more clients in the pipeline. There’s also a panel of lenders who are backing the company’s activities.Lending model [email protected]’s revenue model is simple. There are two ways it makes money. First, from the client onboarding process. Second, the business bundles selections of loans together and then sells them on to large financial institutions.These ‘Inventory Monetisation’ programmes move the risk off [email protected]’s balance sheet and provide an attractive vehicle for other financial firms to buy. For example, the company’s most recent monetisation is expected to deliver approximately £20.5m of annual revenue into special purpose vehicles, which can be acquired by specialist investors. Meanwhile, [email protected] will pick up an average annual net servicing fee of £6.5m. The next monetisation is planned for the end of March next year. The strategy is already providing funds for the group. Revenues for the period to the end of September were expected to be £2.3m. The net servicing fee on the monetisation suggests the company is on track to more than double this figure next year. Making progress [email protected] has made tremendous progress this year. Unfortunately, like all early-stage companies, its success is far from guaranteed. Nevertheless, the group’s fantastic progress this year suggests the outlook for the [email protected] share price is bright. So, while the business may encounter other speed bumps in the near term, when owned as part of a well-diversified portfolio, the stock might produce attractive returns in the long run.  The [email protected] share price is falling again. Here’s what I’d do now Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Address Rupert Hargreaves | Friday, 30th October, 2020 | More on: SYME Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

No pension savings at 60? I think it’s still possible to retire wealthy with these tips

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 7th November, 2020 Enter Your Email Address No pension savings at 60? I think it’s still possible to retire wealthy with these tips 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. 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.center_img 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. For those who’ve reached 60 years of age with no pension savings, there’s no need to worry. I think it’s still possible to retire wealthy by making a few simple lifestyle changes. Retire wealthyThe best way to improve retirement prospects at any stage of life is to increase savings. Even if it’s just an extra few £100 a month, it’s impossible to improve retirement prospects in a relatively short space of time by increasing savings. 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…Another strategy worth following is to pay off any outstanding debt. This is always a sensible financial strategy. It might be even more sensible ahead of retirement. Doing so would allow one to gain a better picture of their financial situation and remove any regular costs, which could impact income in retirement. It would also improve savings. As mentioned, to retire wealthy it’s imperative to save more. Investing in the stock market could be an excellent way to deploy any extra funds. Most stocks and shares now offer a higher level of income than that offered by savings accounts. These investments could help grow a nest egg at a faster rate. For example, GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca, two of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, support dividend yields of between 2% and 5%. Buying some of these stocks alongside a pension could help improve long-term returns. Set up a budget Budgeting and planning can help improve any financial situation. This is another essential tip on the path to retire wealthy. Budgeting lets one know how much money they’ve saved, and how much to spend. This might seem like an arduous task, but the extra effort is almost certainly worth the reward. In my opinion, setting up a budget is one of the easiest strategies to follow to improve financial situations. Extra work Unfortunately, reaching 60 years of age with no pension savings doesn’t allow much time to build a sizeable financial nest-egg before retirement. In this case, it may be beneficial to work a few more years to build up an acceptable level of savings to reach that ‘retire wealthy’ goal.This doesn’t necessarily mean staying in the workplace. The rise of the gig economy means that it’s never been easier to take on a part-time job. Many of these can be done from home in spare time. Taking on a few hours a week of extra work would provide additional cash, reducing the impact of day-to-day spending on a retirement pot. To put it another way, it could make pension savings last a lot longer. A plan to retire wealthy All in all, it’s still possible to retire wealthy with no pension savings at 60. However, it does require a little extra work and effort. Still, I think this is a trade-off worth accepting, especially considering the potential rewards on offer. If one’s willing to take on a bit more risk, buying high-quality growth shares could accelerate wealth creation. This may allow an investor to dramatically improve their retirement prospects and retire wealthy in a relatively compressed amount of time.  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. 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Lions 2017: Five players with a point to prove

first_imgWhispers that Te’o had crept onto the selectors list came days before the squad announcement, and since then, commentators have lined up to laud the Worcester Warriors midfielder. With the omission of Jamie Roberts, cross-code star Te’o is seen as a credible option to be running down the 10 channel at the end of the month, should he click with those either side of him.Highly-rated: Ben Te’o has gone from a union rookie to Lion in two yearsHow he communicates with Johnny Sexton and Jonathan Joseph will be closely scrutinized against the Barbarians, and even though he’s a quiet man off the field, he nevertheless has belief in his own abilities. His muscular 16st frame belies a shrewd rugby brain and ability to offload in heavy midfield traffic. TAGS: Highlight Upward trajectory: Ben Te’o is on a fast-track to a Test starting spot LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Had you mentioned a year ago that Ross Moriarty would be a Lions tourist, there may have been a few scoffs, but a lively tour in New Zealand with Wales, and a Six Nations campaign, where he showed scant regard for reputations – notably sending Owen Farrell backwards into the Prinicipality Stadium turf – showed Moriarty has the right mentality to thrive.Commitment: Ross Moriarty will be looking to make some explosive carriesA strong finish to the end of the season with Gloucester, where he was named young player of the year, saw him named as one of the shock inclusions. Like his father, Paul, who made such an impression at a young age at the 1987 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, Moriarty Jnr’s devil-may-care attitude, pace and handling that befit a former full-back, could see him thrust into the Test cauldron.Tommy Seymour (Scotland)The US-born wing has been one of the most consistent wide men in the Northern Hemisphere in recent years, crossing the whitewash 17 times in his 36 appearances for Scotland. Rejected by Ulster in his early twenties, he’s turned into a consummate finisher at Glasgow, and scored tries against Wales and Italy in the recent Six Nations.Scotland connection: Seymour will look to dovetail with Stuart Hogg from deepHis strength in the air, ability to prowl the tramlines and nose for the try-line mean he’ll hope to put pressure on the likes of George North, Anthony Watson and Jack Nowell and rekindle his understanding with favourite for the No 15 berth, Stuart Hogg.Ben Te’o The 2017 Lions tour kicks off within hours after what has seemed an interminable wait. With the Provincial Barbarians expected to put up the least resistance to the Lions in the torrential rain of Whangarei, it’s up to the individuals selected to grasp the game by the cojones and show Warren Gatland they’re not there to hold tackle bags.Here are five players looking to make a big impression…Greig Laidlaw (Scotland)The common consensus, for what it’s worth, is that Scotland’s captain – a late call-up for Ben Youngs – will be watching on as Conor Murray and Rhys Webb tussle over the Lions Test shirt and it’s up to the nuggety Jedburgh old-boy to disabuse onlookers of that notion and force his way into the Test reckoning.Taking instructions: Greig Laidlaw in deep conversation with Neil JenkinsA near 10-week injury break, should give him a spring in his step, and once he shakes off any ring-rust that saw him feature fitfully at the end of Gloucester’s season, before he links up with Clermont, he will need to prove his worth, as a top-rank goal-kicker, astute tactician and shrewd leader. If he can show some zip around the base of the scrum, the aforementioned duo may feel the 58-cap No 9 breathing down their neck.Kyle Sinckler (England)There will be a packed clubhouse in Battersea Ironsides, South-West London tomorrow morning when their former charge, Kyle Sinckler, makes his Lions debut. Built like the proverbial outhouse, the former centre, is renowned for explosive bursts in the loose with Harlequins and England, but Sinckler, under the watchful eye of Graham Rowntree and Adam Jones is making headway as a scrummager.Taking his opportunity: Kyle Sinckler has nothing to lose with the LionsA surprise inclusion, who would likely have been overlooked for WP Nel, had the Edinburgh tighthead not succumbed to long-term injury, Sinckler nevertheless has plenty of fire and from all accounts is thriving on tour. Okay, there’s room to make up on Dan Cole and Tadhg Furlong, but the gap is not insurmountable.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HERERoss Moriarty (Wales) The Lions finally kick off the 2017 tour and for a few it is the chance to give coach Warren Gatland plenty to think about ahead of the Testslast_img read more

Añaden a San Mateo, una iglesia afroamericana de Detroit, a…

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing La original iglesia protestante episcopal de San Mateo [St. Matthew’s] situada en la esquina de las calles St. Antoine y Congress, que fue construida en el otoño de 1851.[Episcopal News Service] Antes de que Harriet Tubman escapara de la esclavitud, antes de que Abraham Lincoln fuera electo al Congreso y antes de que Harriet Beecher Stowe escribiera La cabaña del Tío Tom, miembros de la iglesia episcopal de San Mateo [St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church] ayudaban a los esclavos a escapar, a través del río Detroit, hacia la libertad en Canadá.Fundada en 1846 encima del taller de un herrero, San Mateo se cuenta entre las más antiguas congregaciones negras de la Iglesia Episcopal y de la nación, y fue un centro de activismo abolicionista local y de organización comunitaria.Sin embargo, ese aspecto del pasado de la iglesia pasó relativamente inadvertido hasta 2015 cuando el Servicio Nacional de Parques incluyó a San Mateo en su Red Nacional para la Libertad.“Encontramos que (San Mateo) hace una importante contribución al conocimiento de la Vía Clandestina [para la evasión de esclavos] en la historia norteamericana… (y nosotros) le encomiamos su dedicación a este aspecto fundamental de nuestra historia”, escribió Diane Miller, directora del programa de la Red Nacional, al anunciar el otorgamiento de la designación en una carta del pasado 4 de junio.El guardián mayor Warden Philip Carrington, el Rdo. Canónigo Robert W. Alltop, el Dr. Richard E Smith y el guardián menor Rudolph Markoe.Para el Dr. Richard E. Smith, feligrés de San Mateo de cuarta generación, quien solicitó el estatus, la búsqueda de resaltar el pasado ilustre de la iglesia era una tarea de amor pendiente durante largo tiempo. Durante casi dos décadas, él hilvanó los detalles de esta notable historia de servicio comunitario y activismo social.“Siempre escuchamos retazos y fragmentos de la historia de la iglesia, pero no había ningún registro escrito”, dijo Smith recientemente a Episcopal News Service.Una cápsula de tiempo ofrece un vislumbre del pasado y del futuroLa exhumación de una cápsula de tiempo en 1998, plantada por miembros de la iglesia 70 años antes en el sitio donde estuvo localizada la segunda congregación, en las calles St. Antoine y Elizabeth, produjo un registro escrito de lo que había sido anteriormente la historia oral a lo largo de generaciones, dijo él.También mostraba una mirada del pasado de la ciudad. Esos documentos se hicieron parte de la colección permanente del Museo Charles Wright de Historia Afroamericana en Detroit, afirmó Smith.“Como médico, yo trato con los hechos”, dijo Smith, obstetra y ginecólogo, y vicepresidente del Hospital Physician Outreach Henry Ford. “Comencé a acopiar información para ponerla en un cronograma para la iglesia, junto con alguna historia familiar y de otra clase”. 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William Monroe ayudó a organizar San Mateo como una congregación misionera.Entre otros eventos significativos, el cronograma de Smith revela que:Nueve años después de que Michigan se convirtiera en el 26º. estado de la Unión, 13 años después de que la esclavitud fuera abolida en Canadá y 40 años después de que la esclavitud fuera abolida en Michigan, el Rdo. William Monroe y el empresario local William Lambert, que sirvió de guardián, organizaron San Mateo como congregación misionera.Dos años después, Lambert fue electo delegado a la Convención nacional de Ciudadanos de Color que se celebró en Cleveland, en la cual Frederick Douglass resultó electo presidente de la convención. Ese mismo año, se adquirió un lote de terreno municipal en la intersección de las calles St. Antoine y Congress para construir la iglesia, por la cual se pagaron impuestos al estado y al país por un monto de $2,22.A lo largo de la próxima década, casi 40.000 esclavos fugitivos pasarían a través de Detroit con el apoyo y orientación de Lambert y otros, incluidas otras iglesias de la ciudad. “Todo el mundo trabaja junto, ayudándose mutuamente”, dijo Smith.Roy Finkenbine, vicepresidente de la Comisión de Míchigan de la Senda de la Libertad, dijo que San Mateo fue una de las tres iglesias de la comunidad negra de antes de la guerra civil en Detroit que ayudaron activamente a los que buscaban su libertad. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Advocacy Peace & Justice, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Releasecenter_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Racial Justice & Reconciliation New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Por Pat McCaughanPosted Feb 25, 2016 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET William Lambert, guardián mayor y fundador de San MateoLambert, conocido como “el padre de San Mateo”, fundó el Comité Vigilante de Color, que era “esencialmente una organización de fines múltiples para ayudar a los que buscaban su libertad a llegar al Canadá”, afirmó.“Todos los miembros eran negros. Trabajaban con algunos blancos escogidos de la localidad y en las márgenes de la ciudad que escogían las personas para el comité. Hacían de todo desde recaudar fondos para alimentar [y] vestir a la gente, proporcionándoles atención médica, escondiéndolos en graneros en la parte oriental de la ciudad [y] cruzándoles el río tarde en la noche en esquifes ocultos debajo de los muelles. Ellos incluso les ofrecían representación legal.“Era una actividad ilegal que se hizo particularmente peligrosa después de 1850”, explicó.Una revelación sorprendente para el guardián menor Rudolph Markoe, miembro de San Mateo de toda su vida y feligrés de segunda generación, fue descubrir “que en verdad no tuvimos un edificio durante cierto período de tiempo porque muchas personas se fueron para Canadá y California debido a las amenazas de secuestro y arresto”.Eso fue después de que el gobierno aprobó la Ley del esclavo fugitivo de 1850, una de una serie de leyes federales que permitían la captura y el retorno de esclavos prófugos, y que imponía severas penas a los esclavos y a cualquiera que los ayudara. La aplicación de la ley con frecuencia facilitó el secuestro y la esclavitud de negros libres, provocando que muchos huyeran al Canadá. El Rdo. William Monroe emigró a Liberia para establecer una misión episcopal. Durante ese tiempo, los miembros de San Mateo que se quedaron se reunían en la iglesia de Cristo de Detroit [Christ Church Detroit] y le vendieron el edificio a Shaary Zedek, una congregación judía. Se estableció el Fondo de Misión de San Mateo, se reunió dinero para ayudar a los recién llegados y, posteriormente, construir la próxima iglesia.Entre otros hitos de la iglesia se incluyen:En 1855, James Hollyfue ordenado diácono en San Mateo y, según Smith, fue el primero de seis clérigos asociados con la iglesia en llegar a ser obispo en la Iglesia Episcopal. Holly fue consagrado como primer obispo negro de la Iglesia Episcopal y fundó la Iglesia Episcopal en Haití, la mayor diócesis misionera de la Iglesia Episcopal. Otros incluye a los Rvdmos. G. Mott Williams, Quintín Primo Jr., Orris Walker Jr., Arthur Williams e Irving Mayson.La misión revivió en la década del 80 (del siglo XIX) en otro sitio del Bajo Detroit y se convirtió en “el centro de clubes de mejora y servicio”. Para 1906, San Mateo era tan popular que, según Smith, tuvo que limitar el número de participantes. Un año después, la iglesia obtuvo categoría de parroquia.A la vuelta del siglo (XX), se estableció en San Mateo el capítulo de Detroit de la NAACP y allí solía reunirse.Durante los años 20, el entonces rector Rdo. Evard Daniel se destacó como pionero y llegó a establecer una relación con el fabricante de automóviles Henry Ford, lo cual facilitó la contratación de muchos afroamericanos para el trabajo fabril durante “la Gran Migración” de negros provenientes del sur. Situada en el llamado “Valle del Paraíso” de Detroit, una zona empresarial y de entretenimiento, la membresía de la iglesia llegó a 800 comulgantes, con 300 niños en su escuela dominical, según un artículo del Detroit Free Press del 11 de diciembre de 1926.Entre los donantes se encontraban Clara Ford, esposa del fabricante de automóviles quien asistía ocasionalmente a los oficios de la iglesia.En 1926, Marian Anderson interpretó su primer concierto en Detroit en la dedicación de la nueva casa parroquial de San Mateo, el 1 de noviembre y se puso la cápsula de tiempo en la piedra angular. La famosa cantante de ópera volvió a actuar en San Mateo después que la Hijas de la Revolución Americana le impidieron hacerlo en el Palacio de la Constitución (Constitution Hall].Markoe también subrayó la participación de la iglesia como uno de los primeros lugares de reunión de la NAACP y su activismo social en el famoso proceso del Ossian Sweet, cuya esposa, Gladys Mitchell, era una miembro activa de San Mateo.“Auspiciaron recaudaciones de fondos con vistas a recaudar dinero para que Clarence Darrow viniera a defender a Sweet”, explicó él. En un caso considerado como uno de los más importante juicios sobre derechos civiles de esa década, Darrow defendió con éxito a Sweet, médico negro, acusado de asesinato después que una turba amenazó con expulsarlo de un barrio blanco donde él se había comprado una casa. Durante el altercado, alguien de la multitud resultó muerto de un balazo.La absolución de Sweet se tuvo por un hito en la afirmación de los derechos de los negros a defender su persona y su propiedad.En 1940, llamaron al Rdo. Ricksford Meyers como rector de la iglesia; su esposa, la Dra. Marjorie Peebles-Meyers, se convirtió en la primera afroamericana en graduarse de la Escuela de Medicina de la Universidad Estatal de Wayne y de integrar a muchos hospitales de la localidad.Renovación urbana, nueva localización y fusiónLa drástica renovación urbana y el cambio social afectaron la congregación a lo largo de las próximas décadas. La construcción de una nueva autopista desplazó el Paradise Valley de Detroit y la membresía de la iglesia disminuyó.San Mateo y San José se fusionaron en 1971 y ahora se le conoce afectuosamente como “Matty-Joes”.Sin embargo, la tradición de activismo social de la iglesia se mantuvo intacta; los clérigos participaron en manifestaciones, locales y nacionales, en pro de los derechos civiles en la década del 60. En1971, debido a la mengua de la membresía y a los retos económicos, San Mateo se fusionó con la iglesia de San José [St. Joseph’s] y se reubicó en el inmueble de esta última, en la zona del centro de Detroit.“Fue la fusión de dos comunidades de fe, cada una con sus propias identidades únicas que trabajaron juntas y lo hicieron un lugar fascinante”, según el Rdo. Kenneth Near, que ha servido en la iglesia. San José fue un centro de activismo contra la guerra de Vietnam, contó él.En 1998, el antiguo edificio de la iglesia fue demolido para dar lugar a la construcción de Ford Field, la sede del equipo profesional de fútbol americano los Leones de Detroit. Fue entonces que exhumaron y abrieron la cápsula de tiempo y también removieron una tarja del municipio que designaba [la iglesia] como un lugar histórico.Finkenbine dijo que recibir la designación de la Red para la Libertad del Servicio Nacional de Parques “por algo como la Vía Clandestina [Underground Railroad] dice algo, particularmente en el caso de las iglesias, acerca de quién y qué quiere ser una organización. El hecho de que las personas se arriesgaran para ayudar a otras necesitadas, que estuvieran dispuestas a anteponer una ley superior a la ley del país, dice algo acerca de esa gente. El deseo de reconocer eso como parte de su herencia dice algo acerca de la institución actual y de cómo las instituciones quieren operar y funcionar con ciertos temas hoy día”.San Mateo prosigue con un “ministerio comprometido”, con un programa de desayuno los domingos por la mañana que le da de comer a unas 60 personas y con otros ministerios “orientados hacia la ayuda o el tenderle una mano o salir en defensa de quienes, por cualquier razón, están pasando por dificultades o no pueden afrontar los problemas de la vida”, dijo Markoe.Él dijo que aprendió la historia de la iglesia “en dosis a través de los años”, gracias a la obra de otros, como la difunta Lillian Southern, historiadora de la iglesia que murió en enero de 2015, y gracias a Smith.“Te infunde un cierto orgullo… una cierta responsabilidad de mantener viva esa tradición porque hubo personas mucho antes que yo que vieron una necesidad y se comprometieron a cambiarla”.Annette Buchanan, la presidente nacional de la Unión de Episcopales Negros dijo: “San Mateo representa la gran tradición de nuestras iglesias históricamente negras, muchas de las cuales nacieron de la lucha por la justicia racial.“El 13 de febrero, al tiempo que conmemorábamos la festividad del bienaventurado Absalom Jones, nuestro primer sacerdote negro, y su fundación de nuestra primera iglesia episcopal negra, la iglesia episcopal africana de Santo Tomás [St. Thomas African Episcopal Church], apreciamos los cimientos que él echó de labor comunitaria, de defensa social y de evangelización, los cuales San Mateo ha perpetuado con orgullo.“La Iglesia Episcopal negra ha sido y seguirá siendo la conciencia de nuestra denominación al recordarnos nuestro pacto bautismal respecto a la dignidad de todo ser humano”.Finkenbine dijo que es extremadamente importante tener iglesias tradicionalmente afroamericanas reconocidas en la Red para la Libertad “porque con demasiada frecuencia nada de ellas queda en nuestras comunidades. Muchas instituciones han desaparecido del paisaje a lo largo de los 150 años transcurridos desde que terminara la Vía Clandestina. Esas iglesias que aún están activas y existen como San Mateo están obligadas a servir, a ser simbólicas de toda esa zona de trabajo más amplia que las comunidades negras y las iglesias negras sí ayudaron a liberar”.San Mateo (1880-1971), foto tomada alrededor de 1945.Smith se mostró de acuerdo. Su empeño en descubrir [información] y de obtener reconocimiento para la historia de San Mateo se entrecruza con los relatos de su propia familia y también de otras, apuntó.“Mi familia es una de las más viejas de Michigan; fuimos parte de un grupo familiar que buscamos la libertad, colonos negros que nos fuimos de Fredericksburg, Virginia, alrededor de 1845” le dijo él a ENS. “Porque hasta donde puedo acordarme, he oído historias de la Vía Clandestina”.Su interés se acrecentó después de que un pariente le dio los ‘documentos de manumisión’ originales de 1803 provenientes de Virginia”, añadió. “En mis empeños por documentar nuestra historia, también investigué los relatos que había oído sobre la historia de los primeros tiempos de San Mateo. Me sentí aún más energizado con la apertura de la cápsula de tiempo del edificio de la iglesia en St. Antoine”.Durante su indagación las palabras del cofundador Lambert lo inspiraron a seguir adelante:“Apreciamos nuestra libertad muchísimo más que nuestras vidas, y nos organizaremos y nos prepararemos con determinación: vivir o morir, hundirse o nadar, nunca nos llevaran de regreso a la esclavitud”.“Nunca nos separaremos voluntariamente de la población esclava del país, porque ellos son nuestros padres y madres, y nuestras hermanas y hermanos; sus intereses, sus errores y sus sufrimientos son los nuestros. Las injurias que les infligen son como si nos las infligieran a nosotros. Por tanto, es nuestro deber ayudarlos y asistirlos en sus intentos de obtener su libertad”.– La Rda. Pat McCaughan es corresponsal de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Shreveport, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Añaden a San Mateo, una iglesia afroamericana de Detroit, a la ‘Red para la Libertad’ Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 last_img read more

This Christmas tell your children the real Santa Claus story

first_img Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSChristmas 2018Saint Nicholastheconversation.com Previous articleDon’t worry about screen time – focus on how you use technologyNext articleFlorida Hospital, Dr. Phillips Center seeking participants for caregiver, memory loss study Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Christmas 2018By Lisa Bitel, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and SciencesSanta Claus will soon be coming to town, bringing gifts to children.Santa has several aliases, depending on the part of the world you live in. The English call him Father Christmas, the French know him as Père Noël, and Kris Kringle seems to be a version of the Christkind, or Christ Child, who leaves treats for good German Lutherans.In the Netherlands, he arrives in town on a steamboat or horse from Spain. On the night of Dec. 5, Dutch children put their shoes on the hearth – these days near the central heating duct – hoping that he will fill them with sweet rewards rather than a reprimand for poor behavior. The Dutch call him Sinterklaas – which has come into American English as ‘Santa Claus’ – short for Sint Nicolaas or St. Nicholas.St. Nicholas and Santa Claus are historically the same man. But unlike the jolly figure who purportedly flies on a sleigh from the North Pole, the saint came originally from the balmy Mediterranean coast.Who was St. Nicholas really?As a historian of religions who has written books about ancient saints, I caution against reading accounts of saints’ lives as factual history. However, the earliest stories of St. Nicholas seem to correlate with histories and church documents of the period.According to these early medieval texts, Nicholas was born around 260 A.D. into a Christian family. His birthplace was near the town of Myra, now called Demre, on the southwest coast of modern Turkey. At the time, Christianity was illegal under the Roman empire.He studied to be a priest and spent time in prison for his beliefs. However, after Emperor Constantine legalized Christianity, Nicholas was elected Bishop of Myra.During his lifetime, he became famous for defending his people against imperial taxes and other forms of oppression. According to the earliest document about Nicholas, from the fifth century, he prevented three loyal generals from unjust execution for treason.A ninth-century Greek legend claims he revived three scholars who had been murdered and stashed in a pickling tub. He also saved three girls whose poverty-stricken father wanted to sell them into prostitution.After his death, people believed that Nicholas continued to work miracles. His burial place, below the floor of his church, became a popular destination for pilgrims who begged Nicholas to relay their petitions to God.Proof that Nicholas was listening, they believed, was in the “manna” – holy oil or water – that dripped from the tomb. Pilgrims took this manna home in little bottles or used rags to sop up the moisture that dripped from the saint’s tomb in its subterranean crypt. This was a common pilgrimage practice at Christian shrines.Visitors to the coastal town of Myra spread Nicholas’ fame along sea routes across the Mediterranean. From there, word passed to the Latin West, and upriver to Russia. Soon, pilgrims from all over Christendom were journeying to Myra to seek the gifts of protection and healing from the saint, who was said to be especially attentive to children.Italians steal the bodyThis pilgrimage was disrupted in the 11th century when Seljuk Turks invaded Anatolia. Christians feared that the Muslims who now governed Demre would disregard the saint’s tomb. So, one crew of pious Italian Christians decided to take action.In 1087, three ships laden with grain set out from Bari, on Italy’s southeast coast, bound for Antioch. However, according to a monk named Nicephorus who wrote immediately after the event, their real mission was to steal St. Nicholas’ body.In Antioch, they heard a rumor that the Venetians too were planning a similar heist. The Barian sailors hastily sold off their grain and headed for Myra in search of St. Nicholas’ church. Priestly custodians there became suspicious when the sailors asked to see the saint’s body.The Barians claimed that the pope had a vision directing him to fetch Nicholas to Italy. When the priests refused, they offered gold for the relics, but the offer “was tossed aside like dung.” Done with arguing, the Barians caught and bound the priests. Suddenly, a phial of manna fell to the pavement and broke. It seemed that St. Nicholas spoke to them: “It is my will that I leave here with you.”So, the Barians broke through marble floor with picks and hammers. A delicious aroma filled the church as they opened the tomb. They found the bones swimming in a small sea of manna. They carefully wrapped the relics in a silk case brought for the purpose.Nicephorus describes how they fled to their ship, pursued by outraged priests and a howling crowd of citizens demanding that they “give back the father who has by his protection kept us safe from visible foes.”Yet the crew made it back to the harbor at Bari, where the townsfolk and clergy processed, singing joyous hymns, to greet the saint.St. Nicholas gets a reputationA new church was built for Nicholas in the court of the governor of Bari. A few years later, Pope Urban II — the one who would preach the First Crusade – formally enshrined the relics of the saint.A view of the interior of the church of St. Nicholas, built in the 11th century, at Bari.AP PhotoThe Barians believed that manna continued to ooze from Nicholas’ coffin. And going by the claim on the basilica’s website, the belief persists to this day.Within a decade of the saint’s arrival in 1087, the Basilica di San Nicola was one of Europe’s most popular pilgrimage destinations. May 9 is still celebrated as the day that Nicholas moved shrines or was “translated.”For at least five centuries, the region, which includes Bari and its saint, was caught in constant wars for possession of southern Italy. In 1500, Bari fell into the hands of King Ferdinand of Aragon, whose marriage to Queen Isabella of Spain created a global naval power.Because Nicholas was a patron saint of sailors, Spanish sailors and explorers carried stories of the saint wherever they went: Mexico, the Caribbean, Florida and other ports around the world.St. Nicholas around the world: Russian Orthodox believers line up to kiss the relics of St. Nicholas that were brought from an Italian church where they have lain for 930 years.AP Photo/Alexander ZemlianichenkoEven the Dutch, who rebelled against Catholic Spain and formed a Calvinist republic in 1581, somehow maintained their devotion to Sinterklass. In other parts of Europe, St. Nicholas lost his feast day but his concern for children helped link him to the gift-giving tradition of another December feast day: Christmas.How true is this story?In the 1950s, Italian scientists examined the bones enshrined in the Basilica di San Nicola, seeking evidence of authenticity.They found the skull and incomplete skeleton of a man, dating to around the fourth century. More recent technology has allowed experts to use the bones to reconstruct Nicholas’ face – he looks like an old Greek man with a broad, worn face. He lacks the rosy cheeks and Anglo-Germanic features of modern Christmas decorations, but like the Santa Claus of greeting cards, he was probably bald.Turkish archaeologists now claim that the Italians stole the wrong body and that Nicholas’ remains never left Demre. They have discovered another sarcophagus dating to the fourth century in the same church, which they claim contains the saint.Meanwhile, historians have suggested that the story of Nicholas’ translation is a fiction purposely created to advertise a new pilgrimage center in the 11th century. Although relic theft was common in the Middle Ages, grave-robbers often made mistakes or lied about the authenticity and source of their bones. Nothing in the shrine at Bari proves that the bones inside belong to the fourth-century Bishop Nicholas.Which Santa story will you tell this holiday season?Delta News Hub/Flickr.com, CC BYStill, this holiday season, when you tell your children about Santa Claus, why not include the tale of Santa’s well-traveled bones? And don’t forget the manna, which is believed to still flow in Bari. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 center_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Lisa Bitel, Professor of History & Religion, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and SciencesThis article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.last_img read more

De Entree / Arons en Gelauff architecten

first_img De Entree / Arons en Gelauff architecten Projects Apartments ArchDaily Architects: Arons en Gelauff Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyApartments•Alkmaar, The Netherlands Area:  13000 m² Photographs CopyAbout this officeArons en Gelauff ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsDabasAlkmaarHousing3D ModelingThe NetherlandsPublished on September 28, 2012Cite: “De Entree / Arons en Gelauff architecten” 28 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?“主菜”大楼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 De Entree / Arons en Gelauff architectenSave this projectSaveDe Entree / Arons en Gelauff architectencenter_img The Netherlands Photographs:  Luuk KramerText description provided by the architects. The district Overdie in the renowned cheese city of Alkmaar is being restructured. This project is to renew the Plaza, the heart of the neighborhood. The urban plan of Kraaijvanger-Urbis defines the new square with some grand gestures. The building on the west side is to be maintained. To the east and to the north, existing buildings, including a church, are demolished. Two major projects with some height accents come in its place. Phase one is the building “De Entree”, on the north side of the new Square.Save this picture!© Luuk KramerRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapThe program for this building is a mix of affordable market apartments and social housing, including assisted living facilities. The ground floor houses commercial spaces and in the eastern flank on the lower two layers a health center. The architecture strives for an optimistic approach that fits the postwar buildings. Parking is at ground level, behind the new building.Save this picture!Courtesy of Arons en Gelauff ArchitectsThe situation is clear: a parking lot on the north side, the lively Geert Grote Square south of the building. Combined with the program for accessible housing this determines the choice for the typology: a central core in the high part of the building with galleries that are included within the building volume.Save this picture!© Luuk KramerIn relation to the great length of the building, the given size of the high building part is not sufficient to really be able to make a tower. We make an a-symmetric cut below the upper building element. It’s this gesture that gives the building a unique form and offers a good marking of the entrance. The facades of each part of the building are designed with little differences in rythm and detail, giving each side of the building it’s own character. Special attention is paid to the ambivalent character of the facade on the side of the main square. This formal side of the square is at the same time the sunny side for the apartments. The spacious balconies with colored glass soften the transition between public and private. These colors return in a modest way on the gallery side of the project. The car park will be planted.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessH House / Budapesti MűhelyArticlesLos Gatos Public Library / Noll & Tam ArchitectsArticlesProject locationAddress:Alkmaar, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Save this picture!© Luuk Kramer+ 14 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/276248/de-entree-arons-en-gelauff-architecten Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/276248/de-entree-arons-en-gelauff-architecten Clipboardlast_img read more

Huize Looveld / Studio Puisto Architects + Bas van Bolderen A…

first_img “COPY” Year:  Projects Area:  210 m² Area:  210 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/620450/huize-looveld-studio-puisto-architects-bas-van-bolderen-architectuur Clipboard Architects: Bas van Bolderen Architectuur, Studio Puisto Architects Area Area of this architecture project The Netherlands ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/620450/huize-looveld-studio-puisto-architects-bas-van-bolderen-architectuur Clipboard CopyAbout this officeStudio Puisto ArchitectsOfficeFollowBas van Bolderen ArchitectuurOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDuivenWoodHousesThe NetherlandsPublished on April 20, 2015Cite: “Huize Looveld / Studio Puisto Architects + Bas van Bolderen Architectuur” 20 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MInterior Finishes at U.S. Bank StadiumPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlFiber Cement Cladding Panels in B66 Business CenterMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsSculptformClick-on Battens in WestConnex M8 JunctionPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesBruagBack-Ventilated Facades – CELLONTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosGlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Porcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – Wild ForestBulbs / SpotsAmbiance LumiereLighting – ZetaMore 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 CopyHouses•Duiven, The Netherlands 2014 Save this picture!© Marc Goodwin+ 26 Share Huize Looveld / Studio Puisto Architects + Bas van Bolderen ArchitectuurSave this projectSaveHuize Looveld / Studio Puisto Architects + Bas van Bolderen Architectuur Photographs 2014 Year:  Huize Looveld / Studio Puisto Architects + Bas van Bolderen Architectuur Houses photographs:  Marc GoodwinPhotographs:  Marc GoodwinInterior:Studio Puisto Architects, Bas van Bolderen Architectuur, Heleen van BolderenStructural Design:ConStabiel b.v.Hvac Design:Villa Nova Bouw b.v.Constructor:Villa Nova Bouw b.v.Photograph Fire:Martin de JonghTotal Construction Costs:€450.000Architects In Charge:Willem van Bolderen, Bas van Bolderen, Bas van Bolderen Architectuur, Studio Puisto ArchitectsCity:DuivenCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marc GoodwinText description provided by the architects. Like the PhoenixThis project started with a fire. A centuries old family home in the Netherlands burned down in one night. When your house and possessions disappear, you are left without the things that make up your history and identity. You are left without a home.Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinThough the fire was an undeniably negative experience for the clients, they saw it as an opportunity to finally have  all the things the old house didn’t. They would get to start from scratch, and make the house of their dreams. It was our job to give focus on opportunities and all that positive energy, and in doing so make a new container for life.Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinSpatial designAll that was left was the location and a few retaining walls. The clients decided against a replica of the original farmstead. Instead, they aspired for a contemporary, square-tube house where all the functions would be organized along a linear sequence. The tube developed into a knot, which engages better with the surrounding landscape by extending in every cardinal direction.For the interior the goal was a diverse but clear layout. The knot responds to this by separating the house into three distinct wings that come together in the heart of the house: the double-height dining room. The wings offer privacy and seclusion, but company is never far away.Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinFrom the open living space the four main windows interact specifically with the landscape along each of the cardinal points. To the north a high window brings in the northern light. To the east a folded window embraces the enclosed garden. Towards the south a tube like window frames the view. To the west a huge window gives a panorama of the fields and the evening sun. Local building regulations required the house to fit into the environment. By default that meant that the structure should be similar to the historical white plastered architecture of the neighboring houses. We opted instead to blend the house with the natural environment surrounding it. The dark, stained, vertical boards of larch make the building disappear against a backdrop of trees. The new house embraces the landscape and makes interaction with the surroundings its most important asset -both outdoors and inside.Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinConstructionA new house had to be constructed as quickly as possible. To speed up the construction process the house was designed in close cooperation with the main contractor. The wooden wall elements were CNC cut and prefabricated in Germany. From there they were transported to the Netherlands and erected in less than a week. All together the building process took eight months until the final moment when the clients could move in.Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinThe short construction time meant costs were considerably lower than with traditional building methods. This financial gain was reinvested in ambitious energy efficiency as well as a higher level of finishing and materials.EnergyThe house is designed to conserve as much energy as possible and has high levels of insulation combined with a heat recovery system. Solar thermal collectors and a heat accumulating wood stove serve as additional energy sources. Only during the coldest winter days will the house need an external heat source.Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinResurrectionThis project was about breaking new ground, healing wounds, making a fresh start, collaboration, cooperation, listening, site-specific sensitivity, efficiency, cost effective design – in short, what we think architecture is about.Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinProject gallerySee allShow lessUrban Treehouse / baumraumSelected ProjectsSt Kevin’s College, Victor McMahon Music Centre / Baldasso Cortese ArchitectsSelected Projects Share “COPY” ArchDailylast_img read more

Inside Out House / Takeshi Hosaka Architects

first_imgCopyAbout this officeTakeshi Hosaka ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTokyoKatsushikaIcebergJapanPublished on November 19, 2019Cite: “Inside Out House / Takeshi Hosaka Architects” 18 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?内外住宅 / Takeshi Hosaka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 2010 Projects Japan Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/560419/inside-out-takeshi-hosaka Clipboard Save this picture!© Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners Inc.+ 29Curated by Paula Pintos Share Inside Out House / Takeshi Hosaka Architects CopyHouses•Katsushika, Japan “COPY” Photographs Area:  91 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners Inc.Structural Engineers:Hirofumi OhnoCity:KatsushikaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners Inc.Recommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingText description provided by the architects. This is a project of a house for a married couple and two cats, located in Tokyo. The project had started based on the idea that humans and cats live in a same house, rather than cats living in a house designed for humans — and finally this idea brought out a concept: “a house inside which you feel being outside.”Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe shape of the building was decided as an irregular quadrangle in accordance with the irregularly-shaped quadrangular site. The roof and wall sides of the volume have carefully designed openings, through which light, wind or rain could enter into the building. Plants are planted in the ground under the roof opening which allows rain to enter in. The boxes for bedroom and for bathroom are put in the outer volume; and a living room is located above the bedroom box and a deck above the bathroom box.Save this picture!© Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners Inc.Inside the volume, there is a space in which you would feel yourself being outside: Light, wind or rain could enter in, so that your way of living depends on the weather; but in this house, you would always positively seek to find another images of life. Areas on the floor on which rain falls vary according to the wind direction, so you would seek to find the area where you don’t get wet. As you live longer, you would find out, from your experiences, various things about the relation between the extent to which rain enters in on the one hand, and the location of objects, furniture and yourself on the other. And, there is no air-conditioner in this house.Save this picture!© Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners Inc.During intermediate seasons or summer, both humans and cats live in natural draft, or, in the other words, they live in the air environment which is almost same as the outside. On windy or chilly days, you could stay in the indoor boxes or the living room with glass sliding doors closed. Figures and other many items which had been collected are located not only indoors, but many of which are also put on the outdoor shelves to the extent that it is possible.Save this picture!Second Floor PlanCats walk on the thin line on which rain doesn’t fall and find places in the sun to take a nap. The couple stay in the living room upstairs with glass doors open, sometimes even on rainy days; they often live a life in which they feel themselves being outside even while being inside.Save this picture!© Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners Inc.People living in the modern era attempt in the modern way to reduce energy consumption and to coexist with nature — this is also a positive attempt to find what ways of life are possible beyond energy problems and this, in turn, beyond way of life, leading to the important themes about human mental activities. The couple and cats who had lived in an apartment are now pioneering the new images of life every day in the weather-dependent house inside which they feel being outside.Save this picture!© Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners Inc.Originally published November 06, 2014.Project gallerySee allShow lessAxis House / T-Square Design AssociatesSelected ProjectsBailian Group Fashion Center YanQingLi / Stefano Boeri ArchitettiSelected Projects Share Inside Out House / Takeshi Hosaka ArchitectsSave this projectSaveInside Out House / Takeshi Hosaka Architects Architects: Takeshi Hosaka Architects Area Area of this architecture project Year:  ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/560419/inside-out-takeshi-hosaka Clipboard “COPY”last_img read more

Fisk Brett tackles fundraising database accessibility for visually impaired users

first_img Howard Lake | 2 February 2005 | News Software suppliers Fisk Brett and sight charity Action for Blind People have worked together to product “the first charity CRM database for visually impaired employees.”Fisk Brett’s Progress CRM database has undergone extensive development to allow those with visual impairment to use the system alongside those with full sight.The software company claim that “this is the first charity specific database that is fully compatible with screen reading software and can be used extensively by visually impaired users”. Advertisement Tagged with: Individual giving Technology AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fisk Brett tackles fundraising database accessibility for visually impaired userscenter_img  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Developed against the backdrop of the extensions to the Disability Discrimination Act that came into force in October 2004, these enhancements to Progress will mean that charities with visually impaired staff will be able to choose a database that is inclusive to all employees and will help reduce discrimination in the workplace. The collaboration began in early 2004 when software developers at Fisk Brett met with the database team at Action for Blind People to discuss the requirements needed.“The key requirement was to make necessary changes to Progress to allow it to work alongside screen reading software, namely Supernova”, explained Morris Evans, a developer working on the project.“This meant rewriting codes, making all actions accessible from the keyboard via shortcut keys, and making the tab key intuitive to the flow of fields within Progress screens. With over 350 screens in Progress this work was time consuming but with the end result meaning that Progress is more accessible it has been extremely rewarding.”The database team at Action for Blind People then tested the redeveloped database. Stephen Remington, Chief Executive of Action for Blind People, said: “The advancements made at Fisk Brett complement the work we do informing employers of the great contribution that blind and partially sighted people already make to the success of businesses throughout the country.” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more