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Standard Chartered Bank Plc 2012 Annual Report

first_imgStandard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc (SCZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Standard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc (SCZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc (SCZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc (SCZ.zm)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileStandard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc is a leading financial services company providing products and services in three key segments: corporate and institutional banking (CIB), retail banking and commercial banking. The financial institution has a national footprint with 25 branches and four electronic banking centres located in the Copperbelt, Lusaka, Northern, North Western, Southern and Western Provinces. The CIB division provides corporate clients with solutions for trading, corporate finance, loans, trade finance, cash management, deposits and treasury. The Retail division services personal, priority and business clients; providing solutions for transactional accounts, deposits, overdrafts and loans, and investment service. The Commercial division manages mid-sized companies that fall between CIB and Retail banking. Standard Chartered Bank Zambia is a subsidiary of the Standard Chartered Bank Group which is an international financial services conglomerate, with headquarters in London, United Kingdom. Standard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Anglican Communion members head to Hong Kong for consultative council…

first_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Apr 26, 2019 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Anglican Communion, Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Anglican Consultative Council Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Tags Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska [Episcopal News Service – Hong Kong] The members of the Anglican Consultative Council are arriving here for the start of an eight-day meeting that will examine the communion’s mission and ministry, and during which some of its internal differences might surface.The three Episcopal Church members of the ACC say they hope the April 28-May 5 meeting will bind the communion closer together in its mission across the world.Rosalie Ballentine from the Diocese of the Virgin Islands told Episcopal News Service that she hopes the meeting will focus on the “continuing effort to build relationships, to build the communion, and to deal with those things that are important to the people of the world.”Those issues include relief and development work, women, families, domestic violence, human trafficking, poverty and hunger, climate change, and indigenous people, according to the draft agenda. Members will also consider more church-related topics such as faith and order work, liturgical consultations, ecumenical and interreligious relationships, theological education and prayer initiatives.Most of the Anglican Consultative Council’s sessions will take place at the Gold Coast Hotel, about 45 minutes from central Hong Kong. The venue is said to be more economical than a hotel in the main part of the city. Photo: Gold Coast HotelThe council meets every three or four years, and the Hong Kong meeting is the council’s 17th session. The ACC last met in April 2016 in Lusaka, Zambia. It is returning to Hong Kong where it met in 2002 for its 12th meeting. The first meeting was held in Limuru, Kenya, in 1971.The theme for ACC-17 is “Equipping God’s People: Going Deeper in Intentional Discipleship.” It follows a call from ACC-16 three years ago (via Resolution 16.01) for a focus on intentional discipleship throughout the Anglican Communion. “Intentional discipleship” is defined as the deliberate prioritizing of individual and organizational actions to live as Christ’s disciples and to bring others into that life.Blog: The Director for Theological Education at the Anglican Communion Office, the Revd Canon Dr Stephen Spencer, unpacks Intentional Discipleship. #Anglican #Anglicans #AnglicanCommunion #IntentionalDiscipleshiphttps://t.co/t2nAcfQ0R9— Anglican Communion News Service (@AnglicanNews) April 8, 2019The ACC’s objective, according to its constitution, is to “advance the Christian religion and in particular to promote the unity and purposes of the Churches of the Anglican Communion, in mission, evangelism, ecumenical relations, communication, administration and finance.” Among the ACC’s powers listed in the constitution is one that says it should “develop as far as possible agreed Anglican policies in the world mission of the church” and encourage the provinces to share their resources to work toward accomplishing those policies.Spreading the Gospel and “continuing to further the mission of the church” needs to be at the heart of the meeting, said Ballentine, who will be attending her second ACC meeting.Oklahoma Bishop Edward J. Konieczny said he hopes “to see us continue to create opportunities to be in dialogue throughout our communion and find ways for us to not so much focus on all of the tensions and disagreements, but to focus more on the mission which we’re called to do: the building up the body of Christ and responding to the real needs in the world around us.”St. John’s Cathedral in Hong Kong is celebrating its 170th anniversary in 2019. During the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong from 1941 to 1945, the cathedral was converted into a club for the Japanese and stripped of many of its original fittings. Photo: St. John’s CathedralThe communion’s reach around the world means “we have an incredible opportunity to work together and to find ways to respond to those real, true life-and-death situations,” said Konieczny, who is heading to his first ACC meeting. He wants to explore how to “create more opportunities for those of us in places with some privilege and resources to be the conduit and partners for helping in other places where there’s a need.”Konieczny added that he wants to understand what work is being done across the communion. “Are we just talking about it, or do we actually have feet on the ground and people actually engaging in doing the work together?”The Rev. Michael Barlowe told ENS that he is looking forward to sharing with “my siblings in the Anglican Communion” what he said is “is a compelling story of a church doing ministry well and in new ways.”For instance, Barlowe said he thinks the meeting’s theme “is consonant with what we’re doing with the Way of Love,” although what The Episcopal Church is doing is “more detailed and more geared towards something that both can be used by individuals and collectively as a community.”Barlowe, who is the executive officer of General Convention, is serving as an alternate to House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, who would have been attending the last of her three-meeting term. Rebecca Wilson, her spokesperson, said that in order to fulfill other commitments and use the church’s travel budget wisely, Jennings asked Executive Council to name Barlowe as the church’s alternate clergy member for this ACC meeting. Barlowe, who represents The Episcopal Church at gatherings of the communion’s provincial secretaries, was already scheduled to travel to Hong Kong for such a meeting May 6-9.All three Episcopal Church members noted that because the ACC is made up of bishops, clergy and laypeople, it is the communion’s most representative body. That diversity, Ballentine said, creates opportunities to model reaching across the theological differences among the communion. ACC members “may come from provinces that have different views about many things, but that person gets to know Rosalie and Rosalie gets to know that person and know at the end the day, it’s all a matter of our common humanity, our common faith, that’s the important thing for us to deal with,” she said.Of the communion’s 40 autonomous churches, or provinces, and six other national or local churches known as “extra provincials,” only Nigeria and Uganda are not sending members to the Hong Kong meeting. The ACC17 roster is here.“I think the ACC is the conscience of the Anglican Communion,” Barlowe said, in part because it does include all three orders. “As I’ve discovered, joyfully, in my life in The Episcopal Church, having all orders at the table always is a way of keeping the conscience of the church alive because it’s easy for many of us in a particular order not to see the full picture.”St. John’s Cathedral in the heart of Hong Kong’s financial district will host the opening and closing Eucharists for the 17th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council. The church is the oldest surviving Western ecclesiastical building in Hong Kong. Photo: Wikimedia CommonsRaising the Lambeth questionKonieczny said the representative nature of the ACC makes it the “appropriate place” to raise the issue of the conflict that emerged after it was learned that Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby decided to exclude the same-sex spouses of bishops invited to the 2020 Lambeth Conference.Discussion of the Lambeth Conference is now scheduled for the late morning of May 4 as one of three items in the 19th of the meeting’s 21 business sessions. Also on that session’s agenda are a discussion of ACC finance and organizational matters (carried over from the previous session) and the first of two times when the members will consider resolutions. The session is scheduled to last 75 minutes. The last meeting of the ACC saw passage of 45 resolutions, all of them on one up-or-down consent calendar vote.“I don’t expect that there’s going to be any resolutions at the ACC asking the archbishop to change his mind,” Konieczny said. “The agenda is pretty tight, and in my opinion, it’s being monitored” so that tensions are minimized and that effort “may negate the ability to have some conversations.”“Personally, I don’t see how we can go to the ACC, at least given where we are in the church today and with the Lambeth Conference coming up next year, and not at least address, in my opinion, the repeated resolutions from Lambeth, from the ACC and from other parts of the communion that state that we are to listen to all the voices of diversity in our church, and then yet we do things that block those voices from coming to the table,” Konieczny said.Ballentine agreed. “It all comes down to wanting to continue that relationship-building work, and you can’t do that if some people are not at the table.”Barlowe said that, as a someone who “has been through the debates about full inclusion and has felt the consequences” of those debates, it saddens him that people and individual provinces are “still objectified” because of their discernment about inclusion.“The story that I know all of us are eager to share with our friends from around the Anglican Communion,” he said, is the story of how The Episcopal Church’s discernment about inclusion has been done “for the mission and ministry of the church.” The result of that discernment is the experience of “how God frees us to be who we need to be to minister in our time and in our place,” he said.Anglican Consultative Council members who attended the council’s 16th meeting April 8-19, 2016, pose on the steps of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka, Zambia. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceWhat is the Anglican Consultative Council?The Anglican Consultative Council is one of three Instruments of Communion, the others being the Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops and the Primates Meeting. The archbishop of Canterbury (who is president of the ACC) is seen as the “Focus for Unity” for the three instruments.The ACC is responsible for charting the work of the communion’s committees and networks, as well as that of the Anglican Communion staff and the communion’s Standing Committee. There are currently 10 thematic networks that address and profile various issues and areas of interest in the Anglican Communion.Formed in 1969, the ACC includes clergy and laypeople, as well as bishops, among its delegates. The membership includes from one to three members from each of the provinces or extra-provincial churches. Where there are three members, there is a bishop, a priest and a layperson. In province with fewer members, preference is given to lay membership.Representatives from the communion’s ecumenical partners also attend, and for the first time, ACC-17 will include two youth delegates from each of five geographic regions.The location of this meeting has changed since April 2016 when ACC officials and the Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil announced that Sao Paulo, Brazil, would host the 2019 conference. In September 2017, the Anglican Communion Standing Committee said that the meeting would move to Hong Kong because, according to the Anglican Communion News Service, it had been scheduled at what “would be a challenging time for [Brazil] and for the Anglican Church there.”Concerns were raised about the country’s political and economic instability along with the province’s “discussions on human sexuality and marriage,” which were due to take place at its 2018 provincial synod. Brazil’s Anglicans voted in June 2018 to change their canons to permit same-sex marriage.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter.Editor’s note: A previous version of this story included a photo caption that incorrectly described St. John’s Anglican Cathedral, completed in 1849,  as the oldest Anglican church in the Far East. St. George the Martyr Church in Penang, Malaysia, completed in 1818, is the oldest. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Martinsville, VA Anglican Communion members head to Hong Kong for consultative council meeting ‘Intentional discipleship’ and mission highlight agenda along with discussion of internal debates Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit an Event Listing Featured Events Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK ACC17, Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 last_img read more

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House F / Biasi Bonomini Vairo Architetti

first_imgArchDaily CopyHouses•Trieste, Italy Italy Photographs:  Marco ZantaText description provided by the architects. House F Save this picture!© Marco ZantaThe operation of transforming a villa on the coast of Trieste stands as a moment marking a break in the equilibrium between violently rugged landscape and its control through rationalization and terraced gardens, retaining walls and residential volumes. In this sense, the renovation of a split-level house dating back to early 70s, by the partial demolition of existing building structure and the reorganization of the distributive spaces, looks for a new dynamism and a new relationship with the landscape, natural and man-made.Save this picture!© Marco ZantaThe structure of the floors, arranged on three different levels, plays a new role with the introduction of a high void volume crossing vertically the whole building so as to trigger new spatial relationships and reorganize functions. The new access to housing introduces at the base of the void volume. On the ground floor the void organizes living rooms, kitchen and dining spaces as a continuity of white space mediated by sliding glass walls that gradually ends in the sea terrace. Save this picture!Upright vacuum is structured as a spiral distributing four bedrooms and associated facilities along a staircase. The light diffused from the skylight and the reflections of the floor made of white cement and crushed Carrara makes the core filled with a soft and warm light that is opposed to the light that defines lines and sharp shadows of the volumes and profiles of the rooms overlooking the sea.Save this picture!© Marco ZantaProject gallerySee allShow less’Roof House’ Proposal / Betillon/Dorval‐Bory ArchitectesArticlesmodeLab Screening WorkshopArticles Share Photographs Save this picture!© Marco Zanta+ 24 Share Houses Architects: Biasi Bonomini Vairo Architetti Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeBiasi Bonomini Vairo ArchitettiOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTriesteHousesItalyPublished on June 11, 2012Cite: “House F / Biasi Bonomini Vairo Architetti” 11 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore 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 streamcenter_img House F / Biasi Bonomini Vairo ArchitettiSave this projectSaveHouse F / Biasi Bonomini Vairo Architetti Year:  2012 House F / Biasi Bonomini Vairo Architetti Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/242626/house-f-biasi-bonomini-vairo-architetti Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/242626/house-f-biasi-bonomini-vairo-architetti Clipboardlast_img read more

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InOut House / Sergio Sampaio Arquitetura + Planejamento

first_imgSave this picture!© André Scarpa+ 29Curated by Pedro Vada Share “COPY” ArchDaily Area:  350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/896520/inout-house-sergio-sampaio-arquitetura-plus-planejamento Clipboard CopyAbout this officeSergio Sampaio Arquitetura + PlanejamentoOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesItuBrazilPublished on June 18, 2018Cite: “InOut House / Sergio Sampaio Arquitetura + Planejamento” [Casa DentroFora / Sergio Sampaio Arquitetura + Planejamento] 18 Jun 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 Year:  InOut House / Sergio Sampaio Arquitetura + PlanejamentoSave this projectSaveInOut House / Sergio Sampaio Arquitetura + Planejamento CopyHouses•Itu, Brazil Projects Architects: Sergio Sampaio Arquitetura + Planejamento Area Area of this architecture project InOut House / Sergio Sampaio Arquitetura + Planejamento Photographs:  André ScarpaSave this picture!© André ScarpaRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. The residence was built on a flat plot of 500m2, 10m x 50m, of a condominium with views to a Golf Course located in the city of Itu, 100km from the Capital of São Paulo. The housing program was distributed in 2 independent blocks whose tectonics identify each sector of the house according to its uses. The architectural expression comes from the duality between these volumes that are constantly related; one opposing each other, sometimes integrating their spatialities.Save this picture!© André ScarpaSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© André ScarpaWhen we access the construction by the axis that defines the entrance of the house – a vertical element that concentrates the hall, metallic stairs and the water box in the cover – we notice that we are in an interstitial space that makes the transition between the two sectors of the house. The first is one that is arranged in a linear fashion and integrated environments for coexistence and leisure. Save this picture!© André ScarpaIt is a pavilion deployed on the ground floor that goes from the small front garden that delimits the shelter of the cars, through living rooms, dining, balcony and finally the pool solarium located at the back of the lot. Light steel elements sealed by extensive cristal panels promote constant dialogue with the surrounding areas and landscape. The low high space forces the views to the horizon and the continuous planes of floor and lining accentuate this sense of continuity. Being “inside” or “outside” is an almost imperceptible condition.Save this picture!© André ScarpaContrasting the first sector there is a second block that presents in a “heavy” and with opaque surfaces. A two-story composition containing the service and kitchen areas on the ground floor and the bedrooms on the upper floor that are accessed by the light steel staircase suspended by tie rods. They have subdivided spaces, with controlled openings, that give the feeling of privacy and compression of the internal spaces.Save this picture!© André ScarpaSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© André ScarpaAlthough a monochromatic building, the project “plays” with the variations of white textures; the roughness of the scraped mass of walls, brightness of the metal plates and elements, the ceramic blocks of the car shelters, the colorless laminated glass and the swimming pool mirror provide different perceptions of lights, reflections and refractions, continuous shadows and laced, which give great dynamism to the composition.Project gallerySee allShow lessNCARB Reports Number of Architects Up 10% Compared to a Decade AgoArchitecture NewsThe Chemistry of Kahlo BlueArticles Share 2017 Brazil Houses Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/896520/inout-house-sergio-sampaio-arquitetura-plus-planejamento Clipboard “COPY”last_img read more

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Bar Beach House / Bourne Blue Architecture

first_imgArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/948120/bar-beach-house-bourne-blue-architecture Clipboard Australia 2020 Bar Beach House / Bourne Blue ArchitectureSave this projectSaveBar Beach House / Bourne Blue Architecture Area:  361 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/948120/bar-beach-house-bourne-blue-architecture Clipboard Architects: Bourne Blue Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Shane Blue+ 26Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” Builder: Photographs CopyHouses•Newcastle, Australia Photographs:  Shane Blue Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Apaiser, Boffi, Brodware, Laufen, Rinnai, Ardex Polyiso, Bradford Bratts, EIZinc, Harwell Lifts, Heat & Glo, Permalite Aluminiu, Skyglass, TPO Membrane, Urban Joinery CopyAbout this officeBourne Blue ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNewcastleOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on September 22, 2020Cite: “Bar Beach House / Bourne Blue Architecture” 22 Sep 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 Bar Beach House / Bourne Blue Architecture Year:  GTS “COPY” Engineer:IzzatCity:NewcastleCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Shane BlueRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. Bar Beach is an inner-city suburb of Newcastle, Australia, An older house existed on the site however it was partially destroyed by an East Coast Low in 2015. The elevated site overlooks the ocean, is very exposed and the original building had not been built to withstand gale-force winds and horizontal rain. The site has expansive views of the ocean across a busy road to the East, and broad views of the city to the West. There are large houses on adjacent sites and the Northern neighbour blocks much of the site’s Northern sunlight.Save this picture!© Shane BlueSave this picture!© Shane BlueThe client’s brief was for a long term family house for five, that would survive intensive storms. The house is close to the beach, yet it isn’t a holiday house. The site is on a busy road however there is a spectacular outlook beyond. There are often strong sea breezes that make outdoor space difficult to use. The elevated view of the West allows for some beautiful sunsets to be observed. A modern pool existed on the site and was to be retained.Save this picture!© Shane BlueSave this picture!Floor plan level 1Save this picture!© Shane BlueThe design response was to use concrete. This material would allow for stability and a sense of permanence, particularly as the building would be tall to access the best views. Concrete would also assist with sound attenuation from the road. The building is arranged in 3 levels, with the lowest level housing cars and a living area associated with the pool and rear garden. The middle level is all bedrooms and the top level is all living, cooking, dining. The top floor is an open room, with a large aperture to the East and to the West. A large hole is made in the concrete roof and a timber-lined roof projects up to catch the winter sun from the North and provide passive venting.Save this picture!© Shane BlueThere are full-width roofed decks to the East and West, allowing seamless indoor/outdoor living. The ocean-facing deck has folding storm windows that provide the first line of defence to the weather.Save this picture!© Shane BlueSustainable features – Designing for permanence. Correctly orientated thermal mass; heavy insulation to walls and ceilings; rainwater harvesting for WC, laundry, and garden usage: minimal footprint to building, using fewer materials and resources; sustainable timber use such as reconstituted timber concealed structure;Save this picture!© Shane BlueProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Quayside Mixed-use Development / CL3 ArchitectsSelected ProjectsLAN-4 Installation / oe architectSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

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Two citizen journalists jailed for illegally broadcasting to China

first_img April 22, 2021 Find out more VietnamAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Vietnam Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam Organisation to go further News Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the sentencing today of two citizen radio journalists, Vu Duc Trung and his brother-in-law Le Van Thanh, to prison terms of three years and two years respectively for illegally broadcasting radio programmes to China. “This conviction is harsh and outrageous. We had cautioned the Vietnamese judicial system against any attempt to use the law in an abusive fashion,” the press freedom organization said.“The unlicensed transmission of programmes that were not in Vietnamese nor aimed at a Vietnamese audience should not have been characterized as anything other than an administrative offence. This verdict shows the authorities were conveying the anger of their Chinese counterparts, who were the targets of the criticism expressed in the radio programmes.“We ask the international community to put pressure on the Vietnamese government for the immediate release of Vu Duc Trung and Le Van Thanh, as well of all journalists and bloggers who are currently suffering under a growing crackdown.“We also appeal to Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to consider the demands we set out in the letter we sent to him in September.”The two journalists were convicted in a summary trial by the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam under a section of the penal code that bans “the illegal transmission of information on a telecommunications network”.According to a witness quoted on the website of the newspaper The Epoch Times, their lawyer Tran Dien Trien asked to be shown which laws banned broadcasting into China, but received no response. About 30 members of the Falun Gong religious movement to which the two journalists belong staged a demonstration two days ago in support of Trung and Thanh. They were detained by police and driven away by bus.Since April 2009, Trung and Thanh had been broadcasting programmes from the radio station The Sound of Hope Network over a distance of 800 km from their farm in the town of Thach Loi, east of Hanoi.Reporters Without Borders said on 5 April it was worried about the influence of the Chinese government in the case. On 7 September, the organization criticised a sentence of six months imprisonment handed down on the manager of the radio station Radio Era Baru, based in Indonesia, under diplomatic pressure from China. The station is also linked to the Falun Gong movement. On November 9th, Reporters Without Borders together with 6 NGOs wrote to the Vietnamese delegation coming to Washington DC for the 16th round of their Human Rights Dialogue. In the letter, the NGOs already called for the release of Vu Duc Trung and Le Van Thanh as well as all the political prisoners. November 10, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two citizen journalists jailed for illegally broadcasting to China Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison Related documents 111109.vn-us_hr_dialogue.pdfPDF – 433.44 KB center_img Help by sharing this information VietnamAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang RSF_en April 27, 2021 Find out more News News News April 7, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Alverno High School Students Take the Oath of Office

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News More than half of the Alverno High School student body recently took the Oath of Office during Alverno’s annual Inauguration on the terrace.Modeled after the government of the United States, Alverno High School boasts a unique system of government that allows for more than 50 percent of students to be involved. Rather than the traditional “Associated Student Body” model, Alverno High School’s government is overseen by the Alverno Constitution and students are considered citizens of the Alverno Student Union. The Alverno Student Union includes the federal, legislative, and judicial branches as well as individual state governments.At the federal level are the President and Vice-President, Katia Jauregui and Alexia Palomino, who were elected as a ticket at Alverno’s annual Convention in April. The federal level is completed with a presidential cabinet, which includes positions like Chief of Domestic Protocol, Secretary of Activities, Secretary of Campus Ministry, Secretary of Performing Arts, and many more. Including President Jauregui and Vice-President Palomino, twenty-one sophomores, juniors, and seniors make up the federal level of the Alverno Student Union.The legislative branch is composed of the Alverno Congress, which includes three representatives from each class, or state as they are known at Alverno. Congress drafts, passes, and approves bills and resolutions that affect the entire student body on a wide spectrum of policies. A judicial branch includes two Supreme Court justices from each state and a Chief Justice. The Supreme Court must agree a bill is constitutional before it may go into effect.Finally, each state has its own Constitution as well as the following positions: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary, Treasurer, Sergeant At Arms, and nine assemblywomen. These young women are responsible for making decisions specific to their own state.“I believe that Alverno gives each and every one of its students the resources that we need to live to our highest potential during our four years here and the ones that come after,” said ASU President Katia Jauregui. “ASU is working hard to make this a great year for Alverno and together with Vice-President Palomino and our cabinet I know we are not only making changes for the present but for future years as well. ASU and I are completely dedicated to Alverno and I hope that we can empower other students to become involved in our community.”“Our unique student government program is a perfect example of the monumental role our young women play in our school community. Each of the young women elected has made not only a commitment to Alverno, but a commitment to her peers to be an effective, compassionate, and servant leader,” said Alverno’s Head of School, Julia V. Fanara. “These values are basic tenets of the Alverno philosophy and our leadership program is just one of the ways Alverno empowers each young woman to be exactly the person she wants to be.”About Alverno High SchoolAlverno High School is a Catholic, private, college preparatory school for young women dedicated to preparing them to function in a society as informed, knowledgeable persons, who have the requisite skills to make and implement mature decisions about complex problems. Enlivened by the spirit of its Immaculate Heart Community sponsors, and mindful of the Franciscan roots of its founders, Alverno’s program—academic, spiritual, aesthetic, social, and physical—is shaped by the staff, trustees, and students in light of the world for which the students are being educated. Alverno’s mission is to empower each young woman to be exactly the person she wants to be and since 1960, Alverno has empowered more than 4,200 women to meet that goal. For more information about Alverno High School, please call (626) 355-3463 or visit www.alverno-hs.org. Your email address will not be published. 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Holiday Toy Collection Boxes for Hillsides Placed in 99 Starbucks Stores

first_imgcenter column 1 Holiday Toy Collection Boxes for Hillsides Placed in 99 Starbucks Stores From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, December 10, 2015 | 12:08 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Community News Community News HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Employees from local Starbucks volunteered their time for a “box-making” party to create the toy collection boxes that are being placed in 99 Starbucks® stores throughout the San Gabriel Valley.This holiday season, Hillsides is placing holiday toy collection boxes in 99 Starbucks® stores throughout the San Gabriel Valley. The boxes will be in stores from December 9 through Christmas, and customers are encouraged to drop off unwrapped toys at any participating Starbucks.“We are very thankful for Starbucks in San Gabriel Valley for supporting Hillsides during the holidays,” said Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa. “Starbucks began its first toy drive for us six years ago, and last year, placed toy collection boxes in some 50 stores. This year, the company is doubling the amount of stores the boxes have been placed in, which is wonderful news for the children and families in need that we serve.”Jennifer Vanderpool, Starbucks Pasadena district manager, hopes the toy drive will help collect between 3,000 – 5,000 toys for Hillsides.Not only is Starbucks hosting the Hillsides toy drive, 50 Starbucks partners (employees) volunteered their time to construct the 99 boxes for Hillsides.Hillsides, founded in 1913 and headquartered in Pasadena, is a nonprofit child welfare agency serving children in foster care and families in crisis throughout Los Angeles County. To learn more about Hillsides, please visit www.hillsides.org. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Limerick inspiration for Austen’s romantic hero

first_imgLinkedin Email Advertisement Print WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSBecoming JaneFITZWILLIAM D’arcyMusic LimerickPride and PrejudiceThomas Langlois Lefroy Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday New Music: 40Hurtz Facebookcenter_img James McAvoy as Tome Lefroy  in Becoming JaneFITZWILLIAM  D’arcy, the dashing yet aloof hero in Jane Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice was inspired by a Limerick man.Descended from an old Huguenot family, Thomas Langlois Lefroy was born in Limerick in 1776 and went on to become Lord Chief Justice of Ireland.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Despite his political and academic renown, Austen’s ‘Irish friend’ is best known as the only known love interest of the iconic novelist.In a letter dated January 1796 Austen writes: “I am almost afraid to tell you how my Irish friend and I behaved. Imagine to yourself everything most profligate and shocking in the way of dancing and sitting down together………. He is a very gentlemanlike, good-looking, pleasant young man, I assure you”Their whirlwind romance began when the pair were introduced at a ball when Tom spent Christmas with relations in the parish where Austen’s father was a rector.However, it was a love not to be as the Austen’s were on the lower fringes of the English gentry. Someone of Lefroy’s standing was obligated to marry a more eligible suiter.Upon there last meeting Austen wrote to a friend: “The day is come on which I am to flirt my last with Tom Lefroy, and when you receive this it will be over. My tears flow as I write at the melancholy idea”Lefroy later wed Mary Paul of County Wexford and they had seven children. When Austen died at the age of 42 in 1817, Lefroy traveled to England to pay his respects.In the winter of his years, he admitted to having loved the novelist, stating that it was a “boyish love”. It is believed that he named his eldest daughter, Jane Christmas Lefroy, after the novelist.He died in 1869 in Bray at the age of 93. A fictitious account of their relationship is at the centre of the 2007 hit movie Becoming Jane, in which Lefroy is played by Scottish actor James McAvoy.Tragically, Austen, whose novels’ biting social commentary confirmed her historical importance among scholars and critics,  never found her own Mr Darcy.However, the Limerick man’s legacy lives on in arguably the most popular works of ficion ever written. NewsLimerick inspiration for Austen’s romantic heroBy Guest Writer – August 1, 2013 795 Previous articleLimerick’s first ever Tailteann Nua FestivalNext articlePoets and Politics at Merriman Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Twitter #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick last_img read more

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Russia wants Navalny ally arrested abroad; Lithuania refuses

first_img Facebook WhatsApp FILE – This file photo released by Leonid Volkov’s Twitter account on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, shows Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny with his wife, Yulia, and friends in Germany before he returned to Moscow. Navalny flew back to Russia on Jan. 17 after recovering in Germany from a poisoning with a nerve agent that he blames on Russian authorities. A Moscow court on Wednesday, Feb. 10, ordered the arrest of Volkov, a Navalny ally who lives in Lithuania, but the government in Vilnius has rejected the demand. By Digital AIM Web Support – February 10, 2021 Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Local NewsWorld Newscenter_img Twitter TAGS  Facebook Pinterest Russia wants Navalny ally arrested abroad; Lithuania refuses Previous articleCOVID-19 Job Losses Put Women’s Financial Security At RiskNext articleoat021121 MSmith_C20210204.jpg Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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