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National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgNational Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileNational Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON) manufactures and markets a range of edible salt for industrial use and iodine-fortified kitchen salt for domestic use in Nigeria. By-products from the salt refining process include fine (butter) salt used to make biscuits and confectionary products; and granulated kitchen salt and industrial salt. The company has factories located in Oregun, Apapa and Port Harcourt and installed capacity of 400 000 tonnes per annum for 25-50 kilogram bags of salt and 100 000 tonnes per annum for salt sachets. Salt products for domestic use are marketed under the brand name Annapurna and Dangote. Annapurna is a brand name owned by West Africa Popular Foods (WAPF) as a joint venture between the former NASCON and Unilever Nigeria Plc. The company was established in 1973 and formerly known as National Salt Company of Nigeria Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. National Salt Company Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgDevelopment Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileDevelopment Finance Company of Uganda is a commercial bank offering products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate banking sectors in Uganda through its subsidiary, DFCU Bank Ltd. Its product offering ranges from savings and current accounts to investment, fixed and demand deposits and personal and corporate credit. The bank provides medium and long-term finance to the private sector; with a focus on the agricultural, construction, tourism and hospitality, education, manufacturing and transport sectors. In addition to standard commercial banking products and services, DFCU Bank offers lease and mortgage finance, foreign exchange trading and money market transfer services. The company has an extensive network of branches and ATMS located in the major towns and cities of Uganda. Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited was founded in 1964; it became a commercial bank in 2000 after taking over and renaming Gold Trust Bank. Development Finance Company of Uganda is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Is Amazon the best stock to buy for UK investors?

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! James J. McCombie | Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020 | More on: SMT AMZN Image source: Getty Images 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. See all posts by James J. McCombie Is Amazon the best stock to buy for UK investors? “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_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. If you had bought Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) stock on the first day of the new millennium you would have been up 2,200% as 2020 rolled around. Delaying a purchase of Amazon shares until 2010 would still have netted a 1,276% return at the start of 2020. Waiting until the start of this year to buy Amazon shares has still returned 67% as of right now with the share price sitting around $3,140.UK investors might be wondering if they have now, finally, missed the chance to get in on the Amazon success story. But have they?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…From A to ZBuying Amazon stock gets an investor a slice of ownership in Amazon.com, Inc. The company started life as an online bookshop. It has grown beyond books to become an e-commerce giant, selling everything from A to Z online. Other businesses use Amazon’s online marketplace to sell, and Amazon collects a 15% commission on average.With the purchase of Whole Foods, a US-based chain of food stores, in 2017 Amazon branched out into brick and mortar retailing. The purchase also provided the infrastructure to get a click and collect online grocery business underway. Amazon also collects subscriptions for premium membership of its main site, and various others like Audible. Then there is Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company’s burgeoning cloud computing division, and finally, Amazon has a healthy trade in advertising services.Are Amazon shares worth buying?Pretty much every analyst out there thinks they are: 98% of recommendations are to buy. At least one of them thinks Amazon’s share could hit $3,800 over 12 months. There is at least one dissenting voice, however, that believes shares in Amazon could fall 41.4% over the next year to $1,840.I don’t agree with either of those positions. But I do think that only in the most bullish of scenarios is Amazon stock worth buying now for over $3,100. The bull case assumes that over the next 10 years, Amazon gobbles up over 40% of the cloud computing market and over 30% of the e-commerce market. That could happen, and the purchase of Amazon stock today could pay off in the future. But I would prefer a margin of safety, and so would be more willing to buy at closer to $2,800.Should UK investors buy Amazon stock?Buying Amazon shares just after its IPO in 1997 at $18 would have returned 17,344% today. When you hear things like that, it is tempting to rush into a stock now for fear of missing out again. I and at least another analyst think Amazon stock is a little overvalued at present. Many will disagree with this position, but I am looking for the price to drop before investing.If you are a UK investor decided to buy Amazon, then there are other things to consider. One share will cost you a little under £2,500, which is 12.5% of the annual ISA allowance. Other accounts might offer fractional share ownership, but not the benefit of tax-free investing available with an ISA.Buying shares in Scottish Mortage Investment Trust, a FTSE 100 stock, will get you exposure to Amazon and other tech companies, and shares cost under £10, which is much more manageable. There are of course a number of UK-listed companies that have racked up comparable returns to Amazon over the last 10 years and could be set to do it again. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address 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. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. James J. McCombie owns shares of Scottish Mortgage Inv Trust. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon and recommends the following options: short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon and long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon. 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.last_img read more

Bill Ackman made $2.7bn in the stock market crash. Here’s the move he’s made now

first_img Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Tuesday, 17th November, 2020 Bill Ackman made $2.7bn in the stock market crash. Here’s the move he’s made now 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. Edward Sheldon owns shares in Microsoft, Diageo, and Unilever. Teresa Kersten, an employee of LinkedIn, a Microsoft subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Microsoft. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo and Unilever and recommends the following options: long January 2021 $85 calls on Microsoft and short January 2021 $115 calls on Microsoft. 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”center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Enter Your Email Address There are not many investors who played this year’s stock market crash better than hedge fund manager Bill Ackman.Earlier this year, Ackman, who runs the FTSE 250-listed investment trust Pershing Square Holdings, turned $27m into a massive $2.6bn. He did this by insuring his hedge fund against corporate defaults shortly before the market crash.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…He then put some of this money into beaten up stocks during the crash and made further gains. The trade – which has been described as the ‘single best trade of all time’ – made him a fortune.Recently, Ackman has made another major trade. Below, I’ll look at the move he’s made and what it means for investors like me.Ackman: “We’re in a treacherous time”The trade Ackman has made recently is very similar to the portfolio insurance trade he made in the lead up to the coronavirus stock market crash. The hedge fund manager has bought credit-default swaps (which insure the buyer against an issuer defaulting) on investment-grade and high-yield bonds, as he did in February. He placed the trade on the day that Pfizer released positive trial data on its Covid-19 vaccine, which triggered a surge in stock prices.“We’re in a treacherous time generally and what’s fascinating is the same bet we put on eight months ago is available on the same terms as if there had never been a fire and on the probability that the world is going to be fine,” Ackman said.He added that he saw the vaccine news as “bearish for the next few months.” He thinks it’s likely to make people more careless about wearing masks and less likely to fear the virus.The takeaway from this tradeThis recent trade suggests Ackman is expecting the coronavirus to continue to hurt businesses in the near term. Now, Ackman doesn’t always get things right, of course. However, given his success in the last stock market crash, I think investors should take note of this trade.The takeaway for me is that it’s worth continuing to be selective about my investments. A Covid-19 vaccine is likely to benefit a wide range of industries. However, it’s unlikely to be a magic bullet. It could take a while to roll out. And it may take years for the world to return to normal. In the short term, a lot of the companies that have been hit hard by Covid-19, such as airlines, cruise ship operators, and cinema operators, could continue to face challenges.Right now, many investors are piling into beaten up stocks such as easyJet, IAG, Carnival, and Cineworld (many of which look extremely vulnerable financially). However, this isn’t an approach I’m going to take.Instead, I’m going to stick to investing in high-quality companies that are financially strong and have fantastic growth prospects irrespective of what happens with Covid-19. Microsoft, Unilever, and Diageo are some examples of the kinds of stocks I’m going to continue investing in.These kinds of stocks may not deliver explosive returns going forward. However, they’re also unlikely to lose me a lot of money if the stock market crashes again. And what’s Warren Buffett’s number one rule? Never lose money.  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. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAlast_img read more

The Cineworld share price is rising again. Should I buy now?

first_img FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. 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. Alan Oscroft | Tuesday, 25th May, 2021 | More on: CINE Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. It was a day that Cineworld (LSE: CINE) shareholders have long awaited. At the weekend, the cinema chain reopened its doors across the UK. The Cineworld share price response was cautious, up around 10% since the start of the week. But it is still down from March’s peak.And over the past two years, the Cineworld share price has lost 70%. It had been falling even before Covid-19 arrived, as producers have been moving more to direct-to-video releases.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…So how was the reopening? From an update Monday: “Cineworld is pleased to report a strong opening weekend in the UK, led by the success of Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway. This weekend’s performance went beyond our expectations as customers were eager to return to the movies and enjoy the full movie experience, including the traditional popcorn which led to strong concession income.”The company added that 97% of its US cinemas are now open, Poland and Israel will be opening within the week, and “the company anticipates that most of its cinemas will be open by the end of the month“. This is all good. But what does it mean for the Cineworld share price?Back to profits this year?For me it means wait and see. In 2019, Cineworld recorded a pre-tax profit of $212m. That was wiped out in 2020, with a lurch to a $3bn loss. It’s a one-off, of course. And I do think there’s a pretty good chance of Cineworld getting back to pre-pandemic profit levels before too long. That’s as long as vaccination programmes continue, and we don’t face any resistant new variants. Any sign of new lockdowns could hammer the stock again.So the outlook is brightening. But the shutdown has left Cineworld with one lasting legacy, and it’s not a good one. I’m talking of debt, which must surely remain hanging over the Cineworld share price for a good few years. The thing is, even if it gets back to 2019 profitability, Cineworld will simply not be worth as much. A company with much bigger debt, other things being equal, just isn’t as valuable as one with less.Cineworld share price tempting now?The net debt pile stands as high as $8.3bn now. That’s nearly 40 times 2019’s pre-tax profit figure. And it’s more than six times the company’s market capitalisation. On the upside, Cineworld appears to have a strong enough balance sheet to keep it going. It has also just received a US tax refund of $203m, which alone almost reaches that 2019 profit level. So, I don’t see any real likelihood now of Cineworld running out of cash. The possibility of needing to raise more funding is, I think, greatly reducing. And the chance of the company going bust? Well, I just don’t see that at all.So does today’s Cineworld share price tempt me? I’d like to think some of my investment money was in an arts industry that I love. But with debt levels like this, it’s not going to be with Cineworld. The Cineworld share price is rising again. Should I buy now?center_img Alan Oscroft 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. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. See all posts by Alan Oscroftlast_img read more

AD Classics: Torre Velasca / BBPR

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” Text description provided by the architects. Mixed in with the Gothic Cathedrals, buildings, sculptures and domes of Milan, the Torre Velasca stands out as one of the few modern buildings in the city’s ancient center. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Fiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationThe Torre Velasca, planned to loom over its surrounding structures at a height of nearly 1,000 meters, was to be an important addition to Milan’s skyline. For this reason, it was crucial that the architects, BBPR, find ways to blend the design of the Torre Velasca, completed in 1958, with that of the classic architectural beauties of historic Milan. The upper third of the building, which protrudes outward from the lower levels, was designed to resemble medieval watchtowers. Such defense towers were used in times of war to protect Italian castles from invasion. By using the Torre Velasca to build upon the ideas of ancient architecture, BBPR was able to connect the modern building to its historic past and keep the design of the new addition from feeling out of place.Save this picture!The tower’s stone material and supporting struts that add stability to the projecting section not only further its resemblance to Italy’s medieval defense towers, but also mimic some of the Gothic features of its surrounding structures. Save this picture!By looking at Milan’s skyline, it is clear that BBPR designed the Torre Velasca with its surroundings in mind (especially considering the growing trend toward glass curtain walls in high-rises like this one). However, the design had many important functional purposes as well.Whereas many newer buildings were constructed along the city’s street fronts, the Torre Velasca was built in the center of its site so as to encourage use of the plaza space. Save this picture!The tower’s narrow bottom not only allowed for the creation of such plaza space, but also fit with the building’s multifunctional purposes. The narrow spaces of the lower floors held shops, offices and exhibitions, while the more spacious upper stories contained apartments with spectacular views overlooking the city.In many parts of the city, the creation of office buildings was known to push out residential structures. However, the combination of commercial and residential use in the Torre Velasca was meant to prevent the weakening of city centers that typically occurred when office buildings replaced residential ones.Save this picture!The importance of functionality was even reflected in the tower’s window arrangement. Save this picture!On most modern buildings, schemes of windows, doors and materials are repeated over and over again. However, on the Torre Velasca numerous patterns were created using empty walls, open windows and reflective glass surfaces where windows would normally be expected. This allowed the building to play to the varied needs of the many people using it.Save this picture!Although the Torre Velasca has been criticized for the building’s heavy feeling and for the intricate details that get lost because of it, many people have praised the way in which the tower has managed to connect Milan’s past to its present. Its functionality paired with the architects’ attention to the surrounding environment made the Torre Velasca a seamless, as well as functional addition to the ancient city of Milan.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessCultural Center and Sports Facility Proposal / PARKArticlesARTCUBE Exhibition / Brandon ShigetaArticlesProject locationAddress:Milan, ItalyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share AD Classics: Torre Velasca / BBPR ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/155121/ad-classics-torre-velasca-bbpr Clipboard AD Classics: Torre Velasca / BBPRSave this projectSaveAD Classics: Torre Velasca / BBPR Italy 1958 Architects: BBPR Year Completion year of this architecture project Mixed Use Architecture CopyAbout this officeBBPROfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsArchitecture ClassicsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOfficesMilanSkyscrapersMixed UseItalyPublished on August 14, 2011Cite: Allison Hyatt. “AD Classics: Torre Velasca / BBPR” 14 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalVentilated / Double Skin FacadeSTAC BONDAssembly Systems – GluedLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemPodsTrimoModular Space SolutionsHanging LampsAxolightPendant Lights – HoopsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryCabinetsburgbadWall Cabinet – Sys30AcousticUnika VaevAcoustics – Ecoustic® Foliar TileMore 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 Save this picture!Written by Allison Hyatt Share Copy+ 9Mixed Use Architecture, Apartments, Offices•Milan, Italy “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/155121/ad-classics-torre-velasca-bbpr Clipboard Projects Year: last_img read more

Polwaththa House / Chinthaka Wickramage Associates

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/785529/polwaththa-house-chinthaka-wickramage-associates Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/785529/polwaththa-house-chinthaka-wickramage-associates Clipboard Sri Lanka Polwaththa House / Chinthaka Wickramage Associates CopyAbout this officeChinthaka Wickramage associatesOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPannipitiyaSri LankaPublished on April 17, 2016Cite: “Polwaththa House / Chinthaka Wickramage Associates” 16 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – EnoWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXPleated ShadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodBlumer LehmannCNC Production for Wood ProjectsMaterials / Construction SystemsCaneplex DesignPoles – Tonkin BambooFibre Cement / ConcreteTegralFibre Cement Slate Roofing – Thrutone Endurance SmoothMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?普瓦沙住宅 / ChinthakaWickramage Associates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 Photographs:  Eresh WeerasuriyaSave this picture!© Eresh WeerasuriyaRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingText description provided by the architects. A small coconut grove measuring approximately half an acre (80 Perches) overlooking a paddy field, inherited by the owner, was selected to build a house in Sub Urban Colombo. There were existing houses on the Western edge of the property with medium built up density but the Eastern side was full of mature trees including coconut trees, while Northern side overlooked a beautiful paddy field. In addition there were substantial numbers of existing mature trees present at the site boundaries, giving it almost a ‘semi wilderness’. Challenges for the architects were to build a four bedroomed house overlooking this wonderful future garden saving many existing trees as possible.Save this picture!© Eresh WeerasuriyaPROJECT HISTORYAt the inception of the project it was conceptualized that this residence should be a long ‘thin’ one only ‘one room’ thick, so that all rooms will have a share of the ‘view’ of the ‘garden’ giving a feeling of living in a coconut estate. It also enabled to save, as much as possible, the existing mature trees at the site, which is a rare occurrence in suburban Colombo, reeling under the pressure of the migration of middle classes to East of Colombo resulting in medium density built up corridors along roads. Save this picture!© Eresh WeerasuriyaEast of Colombo has felt this pressure strongly, especially after the then Govt. in Nineteen Eighties decided to shift the administrative capitol to Sri Jayawardanepura Kotte, creating an Eastward thrust to the Colombo urban sprawl, which was previously limited to Northwards and South wards of Colombo. This Urban sprawl amoeba started absorbing the yet untouched agricultural lands, after the completion of the Sri Lanka’s Parliament building in Kotte. This gradual migration of urban middle classes to the East of Colombo resulted in unplanned sub division of larger agricultural land plots into smaller plot sizes in a haphazard way. The Site this house is built is one land which managed to escape this phenomenon.Save this picture!Plan 1PROJECT TECHNOLOGYThe House is built on reinforced concrete column and beam structure with part of the upper level out of ‘Teak’ timber deck. Significant feature of the house is its mono pitched single sloping roof, protecting the thin long house section in one single sweep with wide overhangs. Projecting from the Upper Level and overlooking the Garden are outdoor balconies protected by a reinforced concrete slab located below the above mentioned wide overhanging mono pitched roof.Save this picture!© Eresh WeerasuriyaMATERIALSThe House is built in reinforced concrete column beam structural skeleton on rubble foundations, with plastered brick masonry infill walls. All door windows are timber and timber framed fully or partially glazed depending on location. Roof is mono pitched corrugated cement board roofing sheets, opening out to the garden and paddy field views with generous eaves. This substantially sloping roof has wide projecting eaves in order to shed the monsoon rains. Ceiling is out of silver colour painted cement boards (mimicking ‘metallic’ ceilings) on exposed timber rafters. Exterior walls were painted with a special paint mix of rubberized glue and cement called cement handled wall finish, later hand cut using sand paper and sealed with a clear coat of sealer, so that the finished colour a gray with a greenish tint will ‘blend and merge’ with the surrounding vegetation. Internal finishes are inexpensive and hard wearing –polished cement on the lower level and local hardwood timber on the double height verandah. The more ‘modern’ materials such as glass and steel are used as a contrast to more traditional, cement grey walls with steel upright handrails providing protection to balcony ‘lookouts’ on ‘view’ side.Save this picture!SectionCONSTRAINTS & SOLUTIONS ACHIEVEDAs the half acre land was full of mature trees, challenges for the architects were, how to save as many existing trees as possible. The result was the adaption of the one room thick rectangular ‘Thin Section’ facilitating minimum removal of existing trees and maximization of cross ventilation within the residence. In addition, the chosen orientation of the house is ideal because the long elevations face East and West and consequently the architect did not have to deal with direct sunlight in the evening, as Western façade was more solid compared to Eastern facade. However eastern façade was given additional sun and rain protection by way of a double height verandah creating an intermediate buffer zone between the outside and inside of the Long thin residence. Here the building section takes precedence over the plan as the generator of building form and the basis of design thinking. It successfully employs the principal of composing tropical houses from one room wide rectangular blocks.Save this picture!© Eresh WeerasuriyaSPECIAL FEATURESThere is duality in the house plan: the West facing elevation is relatively closed, with small window openings, whereas the Eastern & Northern façade is open with larger windows looking towards the Garden & Paddy Fields. The narrowness of the one room wide plan also helps in this respect; by opening windows on the East elevation, through drafts are encouraged. Coconut Trees form backdrops to almost every ‘view’ from balconies.Save this picture!Plan 2DETAILS OF LANDSCAPINGAs the site was full of existing mature trees, the need to introduce new trees by way of root ball replanting was not necessary as existing trees as much as possible were saved. A shallow reflective Pond was added to the interior of the house as a landscape feature and to cool this non air conditioned house interior through evaporation of cool air. Exterior colours were carefully selected to merge with the surrounding greenery – “an ‘unfinished’ contemporary architecture that readily accepts a patina of age”. The result is a dark alien presence of a house in the landscape in grey green cement, timber and glass. The house has a special relationship with nature. .Save this picture!© Eresh WeerasuriyaSIGNIFICANCE OF PROJECTNature in essence is beautiful. It is the fruit of wonderful associations between elements of the world. Architecture is also beautiful in essence, because it is the result of reflection followed by a construction which transforms or completes the environment, to offer humans an appropriate habitat, it procures them shade when the sun shines, shelters them from the rain, protect them from wind and cold, frames the views. Nature can be sublimated by architecture and architecture can be glorified by nature. Therefore nature and architecture appear to be insolubly linked, the structures enmeshed with its environment. The case in reference is a contemporary house suburban house which dissolve the barrier between inside and outside by merging with its surroundings. Not with-standing the use of modern technology it is very much in the spirit of a traditional dwelling. And that is the beauty of this abode; it is at one with and coexists with nature. Polwaththa House / Chinthaka Wickramage AssociatesSave this projectSavePolwaththa House / Chinthaka Wickramage Associates Projects 2014 Houses CopyHouses•Pannipitiya, Sri Lanka Year:  Photographs ArchDaily Save this picture!© Eresh Weerasuriya+ 26 Share Save this picture!© Eresh WeerasuriyaProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Origami Project / Qarta ArchitekturaSelected ProjectsAtlas Obscura Details Bulgarian Church Made Entirely Out of Cast IronArchitecture News Share “COPY” “COPY” Architects: Chinthaka Wickramage associates Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

£3.8m fund for voluntary sector training in integrated working for children

first_img Howard Lake | 18 March 2010 | News The Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC) has announced a £3.8 million training programme for staff and volunteers working with young people in charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises in England. The funding is part of the new Integrated Working Initiative which CWDC is encouraging volunteers and professionals to support, by committing themselves to integrated working to help ensure the best possible support for children and young people across England.CWDC is making available free resources and tools as part of the initiative on a new ‘Integrated Working’ microsite.An estimated 70% of all work with young people is provided by third sector organisations: 35,000 charities, their staff and over 5 million volunteers make up the voluntary sector workforce working with children and young people.A survey commissioned by CWDC has found that 77% of parents and 72% of the public think that children and young people would benefit if professionals and volunteers in all sectors, including the third sector, delivering services to children, (from scout and guide leaders to play and youth workers, care workers and teachers), worked together in a more integrated way.Indeed, the survey found that 20% of respondents said that third sector organisations the Scouts or Guides had had the most positive impact on their childhood, ahead of religious groups (14%).Simon Carter from the Scout Association said: “It’s no surprise to us that the time spent in Scouting is cited by adults as having a positive impact on their young lives. Scouting provides young people with the opportunity to try over 200 activities. We are able to provide these adventurous activities by working with a wide range of partner organisations. For us working with others is our default position rather than an afterthought”.Deirdre Quill, Director of Integrated Workforce at CWDC, said: “The voluntary sector contributes immensely to the health, education and wellbeing of children and young people across England… We are urging all voluntary sector organisations that provide services to children and young people, their staff and volunteers, to commit to integrated working by talking to each other more, sharing information more effectively, and engaging with integrated working tools that will help them put each child at the centre of all services.”The survey was conducted by ICM which interviewed a random sample of 1,758 adults aged 18+ in England from its online panel between 29 and 31 January 2010.www.cwdcouncil.org.uk/alltogetherbetter 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. £3.8m fund for voluntary sector training in integrated working for children AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  68 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: England Fundinglast_img read more

UberGIVING makes donating items to Age UK ‘as easy as requesting a ride’

first_imgUberGIVING makes donating items to Age UK ‘as easy as requesting a ride’ Howard Lake | 9 December 2016 | News Tagged with: christmas corporate Donated goods  201 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis36 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.center_img The #Uberpuppies campaign aims to raise awareness of the problems faced by stray dogs in Singapore, and the opportunities to adopt them.There is no charge for cuddles but donations will be requested.Uber ran a similar campaign in the USA in 2015 with US TV network Animal Planet. Uber ran UberGIVING in September 2015 to support Save the Children’s refugee children crisis appeal.#UberpuppiesUber’s charitable support is kicking off a day early in Singapore. Partnering with Save our Street Dogs and pet food company Purina, it is today letting customers request 15 minutes of playtime with puppies, accompanied by charity volunteers of course. Uber users simply have to tap the puppy button on their app and two puppies will arrive shortly afterwards.[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D9lvXnsG1k[/youtube] Online transportation network Uber is supporting Age UK this Christmas as part of its global UberGIVING campaign. For one day its drivers will collect donated items from members of the public and deliver them to an Age UK charity shop.Uber is inviting the public to donate clothes, books, shoes, toys, CDs/DVDs, household items, gifts, jewellery, ornaments and handbags. By using the Uber app they can then book a car to turn up and the driver will collect the items and take them to the nearest Age UK shop.Uber explains:“With UberGIVING we help you give back with the tap of a button… Because giving back should be as easy as requesting a ride.”In the UK UberGIVING takes place tomorrow, 10 December, and runs from 11am to 4pm. It is available in the following cities: Belfast, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester, Merseyside, Newcastle, Nottingham, Stoke, Southampton, Portsmouth, Sheffield, York.To take part, simply request UberGIVING from inside the Uber app and a driver will come to your location to pick up your donation. There is of course no charge to the user’s account for this service.Tap to summon a car for your donation to Age UKUberGIVING is also taking place in cities across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It will be active in 83 cities in total. Each country will partner with a different local charity. Advertisement  202 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis36last_img read more

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