American home sales are set for bumpy recovery

first_img HOME sales in the US bounced back in March, reflecting “uneven recovery” in the housing sector, data showed yesterday.Sales of existing homes jumped 3.7 per cent compared to February, exceeding expectations, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) said.Compared to March 2010, sales were 6.3 per cent lower – yet this partially reflects elevated transactions this time last year, due to tax credits for home-buyers, the NAR claimed.“Existing-home sales have risen in six of the past eight months, so we’re clearly on a recovery path,” said NAR’s bullish economist, Lawrence Yun.However, ING’s Teunis Brosens disagreed: “March sales growth is mostly due to the growing number of distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales), while ‘healthy’ sales are stalling,” Brosens said.“We expect the housing market to lag, rather than lead the recovery this year and next.”Rising inflation may be prompting stronger demand for homes, said NAR president Ron Phipps. “The typical buyer today plans to stay in a home for 10 years, while rents are projected to rise at faster rates over the next few years,” Phipps said. American home sales are set for bumpy recovery Share KCS-content Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBe whatsappcenter_img Wednesday 20 April 2011 8:06 pm whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Kapchorua Tea Company Limited ( 2007 Annual Report

first_imgKapchorua Tea Company Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Kapchorua Tea Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kapchorua Tea Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kapchorua Tea Company Limited (  2007 annual report.Company ProfileKapchorua Tea Company Limited grows tea in Kenya and manufactures and sells tea products under the brand name Williamson Tea. The company also has interests in forestry. Formerly known as Kapchorua Tea Company Limited, the company changed its name to Kapchorua Tea Kenya Plc in 2017. Its head office and operations are in Nandi Hills, Kenya. Kapchorua Tea Company Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited ( HY2010 Interim Report

first_imgBank of Baroda Uganda Limited ( listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the half year.For more information about Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited (  2010 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBank of Baroda (Uganda) Limited is a leading financial institution in Uganda offering banking products and services to individual, commercial and corporate clients. Its product offering ranges from savings and current accounts, term deposits and loans to letters of credit, bank guarantees, fund transfers and foreign exchange services. The company provides equity brokering services, including investment advisory, securities trading, securities exchange listing and sponsoring and remittance services. Bank of Baroda Uganda has an extensive network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Uganda and offers convenient banking in the form of Internet and mobile banking services. The financial institution was founded in 1953 and is based in Kampala, Uganda. Bank of Baroda (Uganda) Limited is a subsidiary of Bank of Baroda. Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Why France v Scotland should be played

first_imgWhile we don’t know precisely what the tournament rules are, eating out and leaving camp to see family would likely have been breaking them. So what of a punishment?Wales suspended Josh Adams suspended for two matches for breaching their protocols, as well as government rules, by attending a family gathering.How about a fine for Galthie and/or the French rugby federation? This could be used to compensate Premiership clubs for the absence of their Scotland players for this fixture, although it seems the English top flight are going to make a payment-free exemption given the circumstances.A points deduction is another option, although too small and it would have little impact on the title race, too big and it could mean the championship isn’t decided on the pitch. So a fine is likely the best course of action, or a touchline ban meaning Galthie couldn’t attend the France v Scotland match in Paris.Let’s just hope there are no more Covid outbreaks between now and 26 March… TAGS: Highlight Sanctions Having said all of the above, France must surely be sanctioned – either by the Six Nations, World Rugby or their own government – for their apparent ambivalence to Covid-19 protocols.Of course, the lack of transparency in rugby means we don’t exactly know what is in the tournament regulations when it comes to Covid-19, bubbles and so on. Each country seems to be taking a slightly different approach, with governments’ respective rules playing a part too.However, it’s clear the team environments are far from the biosecure variety that England and West Indies cricketers were operating in last summer. The homes of players and staff are counted as part of each country’s bubble whereas in cricket no one was allowed to pop home – Jofra Archer was actually fined for doing just that. France wing Teddy Thomas vies with Scotland’s Duhan van der Merwe and Chris Harris last year (Getty Images) Can’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. Why France v Scotland should be playedThe revelations about the France ‘bubble’ – or lack thereof – have led to calls for Scotland to be awarded a 28-0 win for their postponed Six Nations match, but the result must be determined on the pitch rather than in a boardroom.Questions have rightly been asked about how France’s Covid-19 cases reached double figures. The news that players dined out on waffles in Rome and head coach Fabien Galthie went to watch his son play rugby only raised more eyebrows. Not quite the Covid-secure environment the French government was calling for pre-tournament with people moving in and out of camp.Yet cancelling the match not only denies fans the chance to watch what should be a great contest but also leaves tournament organisers liable to repay money to broadcasters.The good news is that the match is now set to be played on Friday 26 March – with The Times reporting that Premiership clubs are prepared to release their Scotland players for the fixture, even though it falls outside the international window, so both teams would still be at full strength. It’s the right call.Forfeit In the Autumn Nations Cup, Fiji had to forfeit their three pool games after a Covid-19 outbreak. Their opponents for each of those matches were awarded a 28-0 bonus-point win, meaning the Fijians could finish no higher than seventh (which they did after beating Georgia in their ‘final’).However, the format of that tournament was different to the Six Nations. Three pool matches were followed by ‘finals’, all played on back-to-back weekends, so there was no scope to rearrange fixtures and still get 1st v 1st, 2nd v 2nd and so on facing each other in the last round.Six Nations organisers said before this year’s championship started that it was their intention to reschedule matches that had to be called off because of Covid. There isn’t that time pressure to build up to a ‘final’ like in the Autumn Nations Cup, albeit that the champions being determined on Super Saturday is a lot more straightforward.France head coach Fabien Galthie during Six Nations training (LightRocket/Getty Images)Cancelling the match would also complicate matters in terms of television deals. The BBC, France 2 and others have paid for the rights to televise France v Scotland live. If the match doesn’t take place, they would be owed a rebate – a nightmare given the state of rugby’s finances right now.Plus, people want to see this match played, to watch Finn Russell go up against Matthieu Jalibert, to see Antoine Dupont and Duhan van der Merwe and Gregory Alldritt and Hamish Watson…As long as Scotland have access to all their players – they shouldn’t be hampered by France’s failures and it seems the English clubs agree – the match must go ahead. The match is set to be rescheduled for 26 March, with Premiership clubs expected to release Scotland playerslast_img read more

Inside the Pride – Rugby in Africa 2015 – Part 3

first_imgTuesday Jul 28, 2015 Inside the Pride – Rugby in Africa 2015 – Part 3 Bhubesi Pride Foundation has been running projects in Africa for the last four years. The latest video showcases these very goals. Featuring Malawi, Botswana and Zambia, a new team member with a great back story has had his life changed through the charity. Back in 2011, Wordsworth Rashid emailed Bhubesi Pride Foundation from Malawi, hoping the charity would bring rugby to one of the Lilongwe-based schools where he supports children with special educational needs. Today, four years on, Wordsworth is actively using rugby as a tool for life-skills education in four local schools the charity now links with.To help Wordsworth, 43, develop his project management skills, the charity arranged for him to join the Pride in May, travelling into Zambia and Botswana on a life-changing trip. Until this year, he’d never left Malawi.In this latest update you can see his story and the charity’s ongoing work contributing to rugby and education development in these particular regions. Also in this feature, the team visits three schools in Zambia; and G4S Botswana launch a valuable legacy project in Gaborone, where the business significantly improves the facilities and security of a local school.“It’s exciting to already be signing up team members for our 2016 project, knowing that they have a solid foundation to build on and the opportunity to experience rugby in Africa,” says Operations Director Oliver Munns, referring to the ongoing application process.Apply today to Coach Rugby in Africa in 2016ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Bhubesi Pride Foundation Related Articles 108 WEEKS AGO Change lives through coaching Rugby in beautiful… 188 WEEKS AGO Meet Tom Chaloba, Zambian Rugby Inspiration… 204 WEEKS AGO Jacques Burger coaches with the Pride in… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

The CG House / Rethink Studio

first_imgThe CG House / Rethink StudioSave this projectSaveThe CG House / Rethink Studio Photographs:  Gordon Mackenzie – KennedyText description provided by the architects. The CG house, consists of building a new house to be situated not far from a pine state forest on a 1000sqm plot of previously agricultural land. The site was a rectangular plot with rocky outcrops and no trees with a steady slope (from south to north) of 1.5m from one end to the other. The brief requested a two bedroom house where all the rooms had to be on the same level and to allow for the most amount of greenery feasible as the Client enjoyed gardening and entertaining family and friends in the garden. The Client, being an interior decorator, wanted a contemporary building reflecting her design preferences and showcasing various elements used in her recent decors. The tight budget meant we needed to propose a building which was both, efficient in its usage, low on maintenance but strong in presence while subtle in its integration with the surrounding area, still agricultural to a certain extent. The use of timber boarding off-shutter concrete formwork was selected with regards to the close proximity to the pine forest together with the low maintenance required for the exterior of the building. Save this picture!elevationsRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsThe living/ dining space, forming the heart of the house, is devised to act as both, a covered terrace and a formal living/ dining space. Two large glazed openings either side are provided which can be operated to respond according to the tropical climatic conditions. The rough-sawn pine formwork boarding was the modular element used throughout the building is further reflected in the local blue-basalt tiling modules used for the covered deep eave and entry wall. The pine formwork was treated and re-used in its natural cement-stained condition to provide the false ceiling to the external perimeter of the building adding texture and character to the chosen materials palette. This contrast in materials successfully provides timeless qualities to this house adding a contemporary edge which responds positively to tropical climatic conditions while maintaining a cosy atmosphere within the abode. Text provided by Rethink Studio.Save this picture!planProject gallerySee allShow less’The Last Lath’ Architectural CartoonsArticlesEduardo Souto de Moura – Competitions 1979 – 2010 ExhibitionArticles Share 2010 Area:  190 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects The CG House / Rethink Studio Photographs “COPY” Houses CopyHouses•Petit Raffray, Mauritius ArchDaily Architects: Rethink Studio Area Area of this architecture project Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Gordon Mackenzie – Kennedy+ 13 Share Mauritius ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeRethink StudioOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesPetit Raffray3D ModelingMauritiusPublished on October 26, 2011Cite: “The CG House / Rethink Studio” 26 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HousePartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsBedroom furnitureFlexformMirror – EgonWaterproofing/SealantsEffisusPre-Fab System – Ecofacade Pre-fab TrueSealConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXRoller Shades – Arion Large SizedWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealSunscreen – Terracotta BaguettesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BauBucheLightingLumenpulseLED Projector Lumenbeam GrandeMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?CG住宅 / Rethink Studio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 streamlast_img read more

Hualle House / Ampuero Yutronic

first_imgCopyAbout this officeAmpuero YutronicOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsSustainabilityPucónChilePublished on May 04, 2018Cite: “Hualle House / Ampuero Yutronic” [Casa Hualle / Ampuero Yutronic] 04 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?普孔之家,俯瞰湖泊远眺火山 / Ampuero Yutronic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 Architects: Ampuero Yutronic Area Area of this architecture project Projects Save this picture!© Felipe Fontecilla+ 32Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Houses “COPY” Year:  “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses, Houses Interiors, Sustainability•Pucón, Chile Photographs:  Felipe Fontecilla Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img 2018 Manufacturers: Cutek, CHC, Glasstech, Industville + MENU A/S, Madmass + Mauricio Aguila EIRLConstruction:Constructora Nuevo HorizonteStructure:SigmaProject Manager:Omar LoyolaAuthor Architects:Javier Ampuero, Catalina YutronicDesign Team:Javier Ampuero, Catalina Yutronic, Andy WakefieldCity:PucónCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Felipe FontecillaRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0WoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. Hualle House is a 230m2 family home located in the southern Araucania region of Chile, renowned for its natural beauty. Save this picture!© Felipe FontecillaPlace ResponseThe house sits on the central brow of the land, taking advantage of the aspect afforded on all sides by this elevated position. Approaching by road the house appears as a prominent simple black form on the hillside, reminiscent of large agricultural pitched-roof sheds found in the area. Save this picture!Cortesía de Ampuero YutronicSitting on a gently sloping site in the rural foothills of the Villarrica volcano and the lake below, the house embraces this natural environment and the outstanding views afforded by its privileged setting. The two-storey building form and orientation is a response to this sloping terrain of the land and the microclimate of the area. Save this picture!© Felipe FontecillaBuilding FormInitially conceived as a simple rectangular volume, the design evolved through a series of manipulations and interventions to create the more sculptural form of the building:1.Extending the building footprint on the south side, creating an irregular floor plan and volume;2.Cut-out in the volume to signify the entrance; 3.Recess to the north facing glazing at ground level;4.Roof geometry transformed into a series of folding planes.Save this picture!Cross SectionSave this picture!Volumetric DiagramSave this picture!Longitudinal SectionMaterial and Construction ElementsThe house is clad in vertical dark-stained softwood slats to resemble some of the buildings in the area that are clad in the black volcanic stone of the region. Dictated by the internal views to the outside landscape, the windows vary in size and position, creating a seemingly random composition on the building exterior.Save this picture!© Felipe FontecillaIn contrast to the dark exterior, the interior walls are lined in pale, almost white, stained plywood. The warmer color of the natural wood surrounds of the windows, which line the entire depth of the wall, punctuate this interior blank canvas acting as picture frames to the outside views. Emulating the folding geometry of the roof structure, the ceiling flows sinuously for the entire length of the interior. Exposed concrete floors, incorporating black volcanic aggregate, contrast with the pale walls and ceiling.Save this picture!© Felipe FontecillaInterior ArrangementThe accommodation of the house is arranged simply around a central double height volume. This central space is orientated on a north-south axis with large glazed openings exploiting the views of the volcano and the lake. The north glazing, a series of opening metal-framed sliding doors, takes advantage of the low winter sun entering deep into the space, which is otherwise protected during the summer months by the external overhang of the building. This central space is the social heart of the home, accommodating the kitchen, dining and living space at ground level. Two separate guest bedrooms and bathrooms are located at ground level to either side of this space on the east and the west sides of the house. The master bedroom and bathroom on the first floor is accessed by stair via the studio, library and gallery walkway that overlook the main central space. Save this picture!© Felipe FontecillaSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Felipe FontecillaSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Felipe FontecillaSustainability/Energy StrategyDue to its remote location the house seeks to be as environmentally self-sufficient as possible. This is achieved by a series of passive measures and interventions;-building orientation and highly insulated exterior (beyond regulatory requirements);-window sizes & positions that maximise or minimise solar gain where beneficial;-utilising the thermal mass of the interior exposed concrete surfaces to regulate the internal temperature; -heating primarily provided by a wood burning stove located in the heart of the house. This stove incorporates a unique filtration system which aims to minimize smoke being released into the external environment.Save this picture!© Felipe FontecillaProject gallerySee allShow lessNepal’s “Vertical University” Will Include 6 Campuses In 5 Climatic Zones to Teach A…ArticlesLemay, Perkins+Will, and Bisson Fortin to Design Montreal Light Rail SystemArchitecture News Share Chile Hualle House / Ampuero YutronicSave this projectSaveHualle House / Ampuero Yutronic Photographs Hualle House / Ampuero Yutronic ArchDaily Area:  230 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Kellett Street House / C.Kairouz Architects

first_img Year:  Kellett Street House / C.Kairouz ArchitectsSave this projectSaveKellett Street House / C.Kairouz Architects Projects CopyHouses•Northcote, Australia ArchDaily “COPY” Save this picture!© Dylan James+ 20Curated by Paula Pintos Share Kellett Street House / C.Kairouz Architects Area:  390 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Lead Architects: Photographs:  Dylan James, Damien Kook Photographscenter_img 2020 JBM Group Architects: C.Kairouz Architects Area Area of this architecture project Australia CopyAbout this officeC.Kairouz ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNorthcoteOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on November 01, 2020Cite: “Kellett Street House / C.Kairouz Architects” 31 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore 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 Builder: “COPY” Design Team:C.Kairouz ArchitectsInterior Design & Styling:Kimberley BarkerInterior Designer:Melissa VukadinCity:NorthcoteCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Dylan JamesRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. A 3 level, 4 bedrooms, modern Melbourne home full of angles and light. This abode was designed to encourage bright & uncluttered spaces – redefining family living. Clever shapes & restraint create a sense of calm and comfort that flows from beginning to end.Save this picture!© Dylan JamesSave this picture!© Dylan JamesThe Brief. The project brief was to deliver the ‘perfect modern home for a young family’ who cares about the quality of their home environment, how it makes them feel, and is seeking an inner-city locale, which is close to amenities and parks. This project was an investment opportunity for the client, which allowed them to flex their building knowledge and skills while working alongside the C.Kairouz design practice. The client wanted a light, airy, and sophisticated house while catering to all the functions of family life. Save this picture!© Dylan JamesSave this picture!AxonometrySave this picture!© Dylan JamesThe Design. Large well-positioned windows, grand ceilings, and generous hallway sizes emphasize light, space, and air circulation. A void and wall of pivoting glass doors at the rear ensure the open plan living, kitchen, and dining area has a strong connection with the outdoors, providing flexible alfresco/entertaining zones and a sense of drama.Save this picture!© Dylan JamesSave this picture!© Dylan JamesThe considered floor plan is spread over 3 levels, making the most of the site, the home reaches to the edge of the boundaries creating a generous footprint. A half-sunken basement garage was incorporated to free up area on the ground floor to fit dual living zones for private and entertaining opportunities. The void between ground floor living and the upper retreat created the connectivity between the children’s area and ground floor entertaining spaces. Having a void in this location also ensured that the home took full advantage of northern aspects for additional light into these living areas while penetrating into other areas of the home with fewer windows.Save this picture!© Dylan JamesThe Team. Interior design & styling of the home was a collaboration between Melissa Vukadin & Kimberley Barker who wanted to mirror the fine detailing of external elements into the internals and continue a spacious, restrained theme throughout. The overarching concept for the interior palette was inspired by nature with a neutral, pared-back, considered material selection and application.Save this picture!© Dylan JamesThe builder, JBM Group worked closely with the entire design team to resolve challenges and ensure the final outcome was elevated to the highest quality possible. The well-executed construction mirrored the design perfectly and ultimately created a home that is timeless and will have longevity for years to come.Save this picture!© Damien KookThe Final Outcome. This home design worked hard to meet the brief. With such a full program of objectives, the team was able to deliver a floor plan and project resolution that cleverly fit a lot on a small block of land. The home radiates lightness from the inside out. The white on the white theme of softness against pale timbers offers a polished and clean aesthetic, which stands out without being heavy or imposing. The result of this project really speaks about the power of a great collaborative team and new avenues of quality residential development.Save this picture!© Damien KookProject gallerySee allShow lessShuifa Geographic Information Industrial Park Exhibition Center / aoeSelected ProjectsRR House / Rakta StudioSelected Projects Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Chahid Kairouzlast_img read more

John Parker, WWP candidate for U.S. Senate, interview

first_imgOn April 24, Workers World newspaper spoke with John Parker, the Workers World Party candidate for the U.S. Senate from the state of California, who is on the ballot in that state on the Peace and Freedom Party line.Workers World: What do you expect to accomplish with your campaign for the U.S. Senate?John ParkerJohn Parker: I’m not expecting to win. Since the hundreds of millions of dollars that monopoly industries donate is only earmarked for the Democratic and Republican Party campaigns, our votes are “trumped” — pun intended — by the dollars of the ruling class. And, that’s one of the reasons for this Senate campaign: to expose how undemocratic the capitalist system is. Whatever democracy exists is reserved for the ruling class, who decide the priorities of society, the distribution of wealth in society and the level of repression necessary to maintain an unjust society. I live in working-class South Central Los Angeles, a community mainly consisting of Black and Brown people. On my block there was a Ralph’s supermarket, which is a large grocery chain. A corporate decision replaced large grocery chains with smaller stores. CVS Pharmacy replaced Ralphs and now I’m paying almost twice what I used to pay and have an inferior selection of groceries. Our community had no say in that decision, just like the people of Flint had no say in whether GM would be allowed to contaminate the water children would be drinking with lead.WW: What are the issues you are raising regarding police killings?JP: Our campaign has joined nationally and will continue to join all protests of police killings and all failures to prosecute killer cops. We will also build solidarity between all sectors of the working class with the movements like Black Lives Matter.The Los Angeles Times reported in February that in six southern California counties there has been a police shooting every other day since 2004. The primary targets of this police terror are Black and Brown people. Plus many Mexicans and Central Americans have been hunted down and killed by racist vigilantes or the Border Patrol.The criminal justice system in fact encourages murder by law enforcement by refusing to prosecute, especially in the six southern counties of California. Even former Los Angeles District Attorney Gil Garcetti said the near certainty that local prosecutors won’t file charges against cops means it is time to take the decision out of their hands and give it to the state  attorney general. By the way, my main opponent in this Senate race is Attorney General Kamala Harris, in the Democratic Party, who opposed a bill like the one Garcetti proposed. Harris has done absolutely nothing to combat this genocide in California. Politicians like Harris want to maintain their career path in politics, so they had better not start challenging the tools of oppression — like the cops, ICE [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement] and the private, for-profit prisons that warehouse especially Black and Brown youth.I’m neither Democrat or Republican. I’m a communist, so I don’t have to worry about losing the funding of the ruling class — and my career path is towards revolution, not the White House. WW: How will your campaign relate to the large immigrant communities in California?JP: Like Workers World Party’s national campaign, my efforts here in California will be to end all deportations and roundups nationwide and to support full rights for all immigrants, including Muslim immigrants. People should first understand that it is the imperialist economic wars — especially by the U.S. — creating unfair trade policies that destroy the livelihoods of peasants and workers in other countries, that drive people to emigrate from their countries. For example, the NAFTA agreement drove millions of poor peasants and working-class people out of Mexico and Central America.A recent study found that the Border Patrol is allowed to get away with murder and an alarming number are engaged in criminal collusion with drug cartels. Their killings are even less monitored than those committed by police terror. The Mexican and Central American immigrants face murder when attempting to cross the border and here they face the daily fear of deportation.Then there are the imperialist wars and proxy wars like the 2009 coup in Honduras that the Obama administration orchestrated, replacing an elected government with a pro-U.S. military regime and making Honduras one of the most dangerous places in the world. Parents there send their children alone to this country in order to save their lives. In California, Filipinos are the second largest immigrant community, and, likewise, they are forced to work here and endure the racism, discrimination and police terror. This repression is a reflection of the world capitalist crisis of overproduction that makes for even more severe imperialist trade policies, like the “Trans-Pacific Partnership,” along with austerity and the squeezing out of workers’ social services. Austerity is a common demand from the imperialist governments that represent the same multinational monopolies that have destroyed predominantly Black cities like Detroit and Flint, Michigan.The immigrant workers’ struggle, therefore, is a reflection of the economic and military violence by U.S. imperialism around the world that makes the building of working-class unity and solidarity essential.WW: How do you stand on U.S. foreign policy?JP: All imperialist wars are for the purpose of enriching the ruling class. They are never in the interests of working people. The trillions of dollars that go towards enriching the military-industrial complex players like Raytheon, Lockheed, Boeing, etc., are directly taken from the monies that would go towards health and human services. We must support the national liberation struggles, especially against U.S. imperialism. We stand in solidarity with those fighting the drones and endless war, we must be in solidarity with the LGBTQ communities here fighting for basic respect and equality, we must be for the Palestinians fighting U.S.-supported Israeli apartheid. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

FBI Warns Agriculture a Target of Foreign Espionage

first_img The Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning that agriculture is a target by foreigners engaged in “economic espionage.” At USDA’s Agriculture Outlook Forum, FBI representatives had a booth aimed at promoting awareness that agriculture is being targeted. The FBI told the Hagstrom Report that the agency has “a strategic partnership program” to combat the issue. At the forum, FBI officials were distributing a pamphlet that called agricultural economic espionage “a growing threat” and said foreigners may steal “intellectual property.” Information on the FBI’s website says investigations indicate economic espionage and trade secret theft against U.S. agricultural and biotechnology companies and institutes is on the rise.The FBI says foreigners engaged in the act are targeting US companies, universities, and government research facilities for agricultural information concerning plant genome, new variety development, breeding programs, and advanced manufacturing processes. The practice, the FBI says, could give foreign governments or foreign companies to an unfair economic advantage. Previous articleEPA ‘Committed’ to Releasing RFS on TimeNext articleCompromise Reached on Chicken Legislation Hoosier Ag Today Source: NAFB News Service FBI Warns Agriculture a Target of Foreign Espionage Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Feb 25, 2016 center_img Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News FBI Warns Agriculture a Target of Foreign Espionage SHARE SHARElast_img read more