SocGen buys energy assets

first_img whatsapp RBS Sempra Commodities has agreed to sell some North American power and gas assets to Societe Generale for cash, RBS said yesterday.RBS said the deal included information technology and intellectual property assets, as well as exchange membership seats, for an undisclosed sum. SocGen will also take on more than 130 gas and electricity professionals, who will join the bank’s existing commodity markets activities in its corporate and investment banking unit. The deal is SocGen’s latest move to expand its commodities team. Tuesday 11 January 2011 8:49 pm Tags: NULL SocGen buys energy assets whatsappcenter_img Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe WrapHow HGTV’s ‘Renovation Island’ Changed Bryan and Sarah Baeumler’sThe Wrap’Bridgerton’ Stars Phoebe Dynevor and Nicola Coughlan on Daphne andThe WrapBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayot’Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife’ Earns $17 Million 5-Day Opening as Box OfficeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The WrapEverything We Know, or Think We Know, About the Time-Keepers on ‘Loki’The Wrap’The Crown’: What Went Into Finding Princess Diana and Margaret ThatcherThe Wrap KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute Sharelast_img read more

Equity Bank Group Limited ( Q32014 Presentation

first_imgEquity Bank Group Limited ( listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about Equity Bank Group Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Group Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Group Limited (  2014 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileEquity Bank Group Limited is a leading financial institution based in Kenya which offers products and services to private individuals and small-to-medium enterprises, and the corporate banking market. It operates in six geographical markets; Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The consumer division targets salaried customers or customers who receive regular remittances, such as a pension. The SME division provides financial solutions for working capital needs, property development and acquisition of assets. The corporate division targets large enterprises offering products and services that range from equity, mortgage and asset finance loans to trade finance, development loans and business loans. Formerly known as Equity Bank Limited, the commercial bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited. Equity Bank Group Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

England 16 New Zealand 26 – The Verdict

first_imgEngland coach Martin JohnsonENGLAND FANS got a little glimpse of what they hope will be their future today with one of the great Twickenham tries. From the moment Chris Ashton marked the ball in his own 22 (well done for remembering!), he only had one thing on his mind – let’s get over the line and back into this match.And Ashton’s enthusiasm is infectious. Off he went as the All Blacks waited for the kick to touch. Ashton found Ben Foden and Toby Flood in the mood for tries as well. Foden’s off-load was superb and then Flood’s kick ahead perfectly weighted.Ashton hacked on and gathered and when he was snagged inches for the line who was there first acting as scrum-half, only Flood. And who better to find on your shoulder running like a raging bull than Dylan Hartley another of the young guns. He battered his way over for 13-20. But England failed to capitalise letting the All Blacks score next and seal the deal.Ashton has been one of England’s biggest success over the past 12 months – don’t forget he was making his Twickenham debut against the All Blacks, so would have had every reason to freeze. He didn’t!Others who have to be mentioned in dispatches include Courtney Lawes who played his first full 80 minutes for England.The England front row got completely on top again, winning five penalties at scrum time.And the reason I said Ashton was one of England’s biggest successes of the last 12 months is that Dan Cole is England’s biggest success by a mile. They now have a world-class tighthead, who they can build their scrum around and in Test match rugby that is crucial for any side who has ambitions of making a World Cup semi-final. Understated and humble he has the potential to move into the pantheon occupied by Jason Leonard, and I don’t say that lightly.Of course New Zealand were the better team and the 26-16 scoreline was probably spot on, even if they did beat the bookies handicap of a 13-point start. I told you to back it!But the worry for Graham Henry must be on this showing New Zealand aren’t getting any better while England have heaps of improvement in them. South Africa also with a vastly under-strength side beat Ireland to show how powerful they will be at the World Cup and that’s before you consider my World Cup favourites Australia.The All Blacks looked devastating outside today but once Rokocoko left the field so did their attacking abilities.They have the world’s best player in Dan Carter but outside him they have two inside centres in Ma’a Nonu and Sonny Bill Williams. Both good players but Henry needs to bring Conrad Smith back in the 13 shirt if they are to unlock defences. Williams’ offload for the first try was genius, but for me he’s an inside centre.England’s reasons to be cheerful:Chris Ashton & Ben Foden – The two Northampton tyros have injected new enthusiasm into the England back lineLewis Moody – An inspirational captain who grows with every game. Like Johnno before they will follow him through a brick wallDan Cole – Worth his weight in gold. Tightheads like him don’t come around too often.Courtney Lawes – A towering performance from a man who hasn’t reached 50% of his potential.Things to improve now:The lineout – this is a set piece and there is no excuse for his misfiring again! England need to do what Woodward did and bring in a specialist lineout coach before it is too late. Call Simon Hardy now!New Zealand’s reasons to be cheerful:They have two of the world’s best players in Dan Carter and Richie McCaw and a devastating finisher in Joe Rokocko, who causes havoc whenever he gets the ball.But they need more depth in the front five, a new scrum-half and when they are on the back foot resist obvious infringing, as yellow cards will come in the white hot environment of a World Cup. They have a lot to discover in the next Super 15, but may well do that! England (6) 16Tries: Hartley Cons: Flood Pens: Flood 3New Zealand (17) 26Tries: Gear, Read Cons: Carter 2 Pens: Carter 4 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img England: Foden; Ashton, Tindall, Hape, Cueto (Armitage, 68); Flood, Youngs (Care, 72); Sheridan (Wilson, 58), Thompson (Hartley, 51), Cole, Lawes, Palmer (Attwood, 64), Croft, Moody (C, Fourie, 66), Easter.Not Used: Hodgson.New Zealand: Muliaina; Rokocoko (Toeava, 58), Williams, Nonu, Gear; Carter, Mathewson (Ellis, 51); Woodcock, Mealamu, O. Franks (Afoa, 71), Thorn, Whitelock (Boric, 68), Kaino, McCaw, Read.Not Used: Elliot, Messam, Donald.Att: 80,350Ref: Romain Poite (France).last_img read more

RBS 6 Nations match review: Wales 22-30 Ireland

first_imgCARDIFF, WALES – FEBRUARY 02: The Wales players look dejected after Brian O’Driscoll of Ireland scored a try during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Ireland at the Millennium Stadium on February 2, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) Ireland:Tries: Simon Zebo, Cian Healy, Brian O’Driscoll,Pens: Jonny Sexton (3). Cons Jonny Sexton (3) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS ColdJonathan Davies: It was not one of the midfielders better days. Misplaced passes and a butchered a try-scoring opportunity blotted the copybook of one of this season’s best centres. You don’t imagine he will sleep well, but has more than enough class to come back.Dan Biggar: Earning his 12th cap and his first Six Nations start, Biggar thoroughly deserved his chance at fly-half after his consistent form for the Ospreys, but a frustrating day was summed up with his charge down in the 22nd minute for Cian Healy’s try.Top quoteWales assistant coach, Shaun Edwards: “That man O’Driscoll was the difference between the two teams. I wish someone had left him in Ireland!”StatsToby Faletau made the most carries with 19, with Andrew Coombs close behind on 17. Sean O’Brien was Ireland’s top carrier with 12George North ran farthest, making 92 metres, Toby Faletau was second with 66 metres made. Craig Gilroy was Ireland’s most incisive carrier with 52 metresSean O’Brien was the games top tackler with 23 tackles, both Mike McCarthy and Donnacha Ryan made 18 tackles. Sam Warburton and Toby Faletau were Wales’ best with 11 tackles each.ScorersWales:Tries: Cuthbert, Halfpenny, MitchellPens: Halfpenny (1). Cons: Halfpenny (2) Try time: Simon Zebo runs in for the first Ireland score on an emphatic 30-22 victory for Ireland at the MillenniumBy Owain JonesIn a nutshellIRELAND ENTERED the Millennium Stadium with confidence and a resolve to give Brian O’Driscoll, a win on what could be his final encounter in Cardiff. They didn’t disappoint. Ireland went on to dominate the first half, racing to a 20-0 lead within the first half-hour. First O’Driscoll – who else? – found space to put Simon Zebo in for his debut Six Nations try and then Dan Biggar was charged down by Rory Best and in the resulting attack, Cian Healy crashed over from distance, helped by some Zebo ball-skills. Wales couldn’t find any rhythm, throwing misplaced passes, losing their own lineouts and being turned over and had only a Leigh Halfpenny penalty on the scoreboard at the break.The second half started as the first with Brian O’Driscoll when, replete with Seventies-style headband, burrowed over. Wales were looking at a record defeat, so abandoned caution and introduced Justin Tipuric after 45 minutes. His introduction was the catalyst to a gung-ho Wales rearguard action as they dominated the second-half. First Alex Cuthbert scythed through the Ireland defence to score. Then after more concerted Wales pressure, with Best in the bin for repeated infringements, Halfpenny went over in the corner to reduce the Irish lead to 15 points. The last fifteen minutes saw Wales repeatedly hammer the Irish line, first Toby Faletau failed to ground the ball off the post and Jonathan Davies butchered a try-scoring chance. Finally, with Conor Murray off the field, Craig Mitchell, on for Adam Jones, dotted down to leave Wales 30-22 down and out.Legend: O’Driscoll rolled back the yearsKey momentAfter 10 minutes, with the game scoreless and Ireland camped in the Welsh half, Johnny Sexton released Brian O’Driscoll. O’Driscoll didn’t take contact. He showed his experience, first using his pace to jink outside Jonathan Davies, and then vision to release Simon Zebo with a sumptuous weighted pass. Zebo did the rest, rounding a floundering Alex Cuthbert to dot down in Sexton’s range. It was the worst possible start for Wales and set the tone for the first-half procession from the visitors.Star man: Brian O’DriscollAfter scoring a try, O’Driscoll spent the majority of the second-half on the back foot, throwing himself into tackles. Hell, he even offered a brief cameo as a scrum-half in Murray’s absence. However, it was in the first half that O’Driscoll showed his experience, leadership and undoubted genius. His sublime handling skills, for Zebo’s try, in front of the watching Warren Gatland, will have been duly noted. Old father time may soon sound the chimes on the 34-year-old’s stellar career, but neutrals will hope BOD – replace the B with G and you’ll get an idea of how he’s revered in Ireland – will hang around a little longer. When he does finally hang up his boots, he will fully deserve his place among the pantheon of world greats, in any generation.Frustation: Wales rallied, but only after being heavily downLions watchHotBrian O’Driscoll: Had a pretty good day, all things considered. With the Lions just four months away, it seems the old master wants to bow out on the very highest stage.Simon Zebo: The Munster speedster showed finishing prowess with his first try and footballing skills that wouldn’t look out of place on the Copa Copana for the second. Looks very comfortable on international stageLeigh Halfpenny: Okay, he ended up on the losing side, but a poacher’s try, strong kicking performance and usual derring-do saw him come away with immense creditJustin Tipuric: Adorned with his bright blue scrum cap, Tipuric was not hard to miss and he gave his best whirling dervish impression, hitting rucks with zeal, carrying with agression and giving the Irish players a troublesome last 35 minutes. last_img read more

San Joaquin plan would equip all churches with solar power…

first_img Submit an Event Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Bakersfield, California, installed solar panels in 2018 on a new structure built over its parking lot. Photo: Luis Rodriguez[Episcopal News Service] San Joaquin has a goal: to become The Episcopal Church’s first solar-powered diocese.The Diocese of San Joaquin, located in California’s Central Valley and Sierra Nevada, has 22 faith communities and an abundance of sun. This year, it put in motion plans to bring solar panels to all or nearly all of those communities. By the end of 2020, Bishop David Rice hopes those solar panels will be installed and generating enough power to offset the energy usage of all Episcopal properties in the diocese.“There’s a real yearning in the Central Valley and the High Sierras to ensure that our part of The Episcopal Church is giving real care to creation, and we see this solar project as an extension of that,” Rice said in an interview with Episcopal News Service.San Joaquin Bishop David Rice. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceBy providing space on their roofs or lots for solar power generation, the churches also may save a bit on their energy costs, but more importantly, the project is structured so that third-party developers will cover the expense of transitioning the diocese off fossil fuels. Rice also hopes that San Joaquin’s example will lead other dioceses to pursue similar projects tailored to their local environments.Few environments in the United States are as full of sunshine as the Diocese of San Joaquin. Cloudy days are the exception in the region. Fresno, the largest city in the diocese, boasts an average of 267 days a year with clear or partly cloudy skies, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information, which ranks Fresno as the country’s seventh sunniest major city. Sunshine is particularly abundant in the summer months.Given those conditions, solar power already is a significant part of the region’s landscape, with buildings from churches to schools to warehouses topped with panels. Cal Harling, a renewable energy consultant hired by the diocese, said San Joaquin’s plans are more ambitious than most.Other churches have invested in solar, Harling said, “but I’m not sure they’ve done it on the level that San Joaquin is thinking about. It’s an approach that, quite frankly, large commercial companies use.”Think of a retail chain like Walmart or Home Depot deciding to outfit all its warehouses with solar panels, he said. Harling is approaching the diocese’s needs in a similar way, negotiating financing with the diocese’s solar power partners for a regional project, as opposed to having individual congregations make their own panel purchases.Harling explained to ENS that it is based on the general principle that all partners in the development bring something to the table: The diocese provides a location for the solar panels. A developer and financer commit to funding and installing the panels. A utility agrees to acquire the energy generated by the project for a certain rate over a period of time, usually 20 to 30 years, since solar panels begin degrading as they age beyond that, Harling said.“Everybody gains value out of it,” he said.One of the catalysts for San Joaquin’s project was The Episcopal Church’s Creation Care Pledge, in which more than 1,000 people during Advent and Easter committed to taking actions to improve or preserve the environment. While that call to action was “stirring the hearts” in Rice’s diocese, he and others there saw solar power as one way to do more.“This seemed to be a faithful, natural next step for us,” Rice said. “There’s a lot of sun here.”Harling, who knew the diocese’s chancellor, began discussing solar options with diocesan leaders early this year and was asked to draft a proposal outlining his approach to financing a diocese-wide solar project. He presented his proposal to the Diocesan Council in June and received approval to conduct a feasibility study at each of the diocese’s locations.Each location is unique. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Bakersfield – only 93 cloudy days a year – already has solar panels on-site. The panels were installed on a shade structure built last year over part of the congregation’s parking lot.“It’s a great use of the space,” said the Rev. Luis Rodriguez, priest-in-charge at St. Paul’s. “People are excited about it. I think there’s a sense of responsibility, global responsibility, and I think that feels good to people.”Other congregations may only have limited space in which to install new panels, but even smaller components will generate renewable power. Taken as a whole, Harling determined that installing solar panels across diocesan properties could generate close to a million kilowatt hours of power in a year, the equivalent of a 600-kilowatt power system, Harling said.With that much power, it’s possible that the diocese will reduce its reliance on fossil fuels to zero, he said.Rice is pushing the diocese to move fast in implementing the project. The diocese’s Episcopal Conference Center near Yosemite National Park in Oakhurst is a large property with significant room for solar panel coverage. St. James Episcopal Cathedral in Fresno is another prime site for solar installation.“There’s a sense of urgency for us to get on this,” Rice said, adding that clean energy is not just a political issue for the church. “This is about faith for us.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA By David PaulsenPosted Sep 10, 2019 Featured Events Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Job Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Tags Rector Collierville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Environment & Climate Change Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Rector Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Rector Knoxville, TN San Joaquin plan would equip all churches with solar power to transition diocese off fossil fuelslast_img read more

The Apopka Voice Reader’s Poll: Red Light Cameras

first_img Please enter your comment! The Mayor has not broken his promise, without causing Apopka residents more money that we don’t have he cannot get out of the contract until December, and the commissioners have to approve it, personally I am for them, they save lives and unless you break the law which is a state law, not Apopkas you won’t get a ticket, as far as who is driving the person that owns. The car is responsible for it’s operation unless a policeman gives the driver a ticket, you the owner are responsible. How do I get in on this? I think red light cameras are good. They certainly change behavior. At my second home near Clearwater at Indian Rocks Beach, FL, the folks in Pinellas County by and large run red lights and certainly do not stop before turning right on red, even if I am driving the posted 45 mph! They will pull right out in front of oncoming traffic. It is blatant disregard. It used to be that way in Apopka, too! July 12, 2018 at 1:54 pm Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Marcus bolden Amanda Behm TAGSApopka City CouncilApopka Police DepartmentRed Light Cameras Previous articleWhat being an exchange student in Spain taught me about lifeNext articleDistrict Board votes to reduce tax rate for sixth consecutive year   Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Sharon Lee Gates Welcome back my friends to the story that never ends – the red light camera program in Apopka.Are they good? Are they bad? Do they save lives or cause rear-end collisions? Are they a revenue stream Apopka needs to balance the budget? Or are they potentially a broken campaign promise that will fracture the community’s trust in elected officials?We want to know what you think…Today through Wednesday you have the opportunity to share your opinion in The Apopka Voice Reader’s Poll: Special Red Light Camera Edition. Help to shape the future of Apopka as it applies to the future of red light cameras.The poll concludes at noon on Wednesday.Proceed You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here This was a Broken promise on the new mayor he said he was going to get rid of them as soon as he stepped in the office the red light cameras don’t really save people life Infect the flashing light hurts people eyes hey make them crash into others and for a business owner like myself I have received a number of tickets during the time Mechanics be the ones driving. This not good July 10, 2018 at 6:22 pm Mike McFadden 5 COMMENTScenter_img The Anatomy of Fear Too much hassles on everything. How can they identify who is the driver? It could be anybody behind the wheel not the owner of the vehicle. They even actually will put it on the record, they lied about it. It’s on my record when it was my spouse that drove and ran through the red light. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate July 10, 2018 at 8:35 pm James Collins Reply Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply Reply July 12, 2018 at 11:55 am July 10, 2018 at 5:01 pm Please enter your name here Keep the red light cameras and work on technology to ticket the idiots who pass stopped school buses. Having someone very close to me almost killed (the car was totaled) by a red light runner in downtown Orlando I fully support their use to save lives. As far as the BS about who is driving, unless your car had been reported stolen it’s up to the owner to pay the fine and collect from the driver… Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

BAA6 / 109 Architectes

first_img Apartments Year:  Lebanon Architects: 109 Architectes Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily BAA6 / 109 Architectes ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Manufacturers: panoramah!®, Travertine, Bifem-ParaluStructural Consultant:B.E.T. MattarMechanical Consultant:Barbanel & Ibrahim MounayarElectrical Consultant:Gilbert TambourgiArchitect In Charge:Richard KassabDesign Team:Richard Azzam, Joy Traboulsi, Samer BazzyPartners In Charge:Youssef MallatCity:BaabdaCountry:LebanonMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ieva SaudargaitéRecommended ProductsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Art & SignageWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. When four brothers with four distinct personalities wanted to construct an upscale residential building in a wooded Beirut suburb, 109 Architectes played on the concept of a harmonious quartet.Save this picture!© Ieva SaudargaitéFour blocks anchor the project to the plot, a hill blanketed in pine and oak trees. Together, the blocks form four stories that interact with the environment, demonstrating the green approach that saturates the building from design to material. They preserve the forest while overlooking the city below.Save this picture!Cross SectionA distinct function is assigned to each box: the sleeping area; the guest room or office; the service area; and the reception area. Three are constructed as solid boxes with stone cladding. With exposure to the elements, the stone will naturally fade into the environment over time. Full-height windows allow of flood of natural light and panoramic views. On each floor, they are positioned to maximize an exclusive vista of trees and topography lines.Save this picture!© Ieva SaudargaitéIn contrast, the reception block materializes as a series of stacked white slabs framing the scenery. It establishes a direct dialog with the surrounding trees, sliced on one side to accommodate an existing trunk, or reaching out to a centuries-old branch.A book-lined corridor acts as a boulevard connecting the blocks, and a family room is the heart of each house. On each floor it overlooks the front and back of the forest, creating an uninterrupted network of inhabitants, branches, and birds. The layout maximizes cross ventilation, allowing nature’s elements to interact with the building.Save this picture!© Ieva SaudargaitéCreating an exceptional experience for each brother was essential to the project. The architects considered an individual home’s relationship with the trees to create its distinct character. The ground floor is washed in soft sunlight, set within the tree trunks and beneath the canopy. The first floor hovers among branches, and the second floor floats just above the treetops, giving the illusion that one could reach out and touch them. Perched high above the woodland, the third floor looks out onto the horizon.Save this picture!© Ieva SaudargaitéProject gallerySee allShow lessBLU / dEMM arquitecturaSelected ProjectsDeck House / FRARI – architecture networkSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Baabda, LebanonLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this office109 ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductsGlassStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsInterior DesignResidential InteriorsBaabdaLebanonPublished on January 11, 2018Cite: “BAA6 / 109 Architectes” 11 Jan 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalPlumbingSanifloGreywater Pump – Sanifast®SWH190WoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodMembranesEffisusAVCL Systems for FacadesSinksCosentinoBathroom Collection – Silestone® WashbasinsDoorsStudcoPocket Door Trims – CavKitWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Surface Finish – prePATINA-LineHanging LampsEureka LightingSuspended Lights – BloomMetallicsBaileyFacade Systems- I-Line Snap-On Feature ChannelMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?山中四重奏:近可触草木,远可观天象 / 109 Architectes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:  Ieva Saudargaité Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img Area:  1800 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects 2017 Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Ieva Saudargaité+ 24Curated by Fernanda Castro Share BAA6 / 109 ArchitectesSave this projectSaveBAA6 / 109 Architectes CopyApartments, Residential•Baabda, Lebanonlast_img read more

Concern asks for unclaimed bus money

first_img“If there’s a will, there’s a way,” McGuinness says.Under its community support programme Dublin Bus donates almost ‚€250,000 annually to local charities. 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 2 January 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Paddy McGuinness, deputy chief executive of Concern, has called on Dublin Bus to use refund ticket money for charity. Some ‚€1 million worth of refund tickets remained unclaimed last year, according to the company. Refund tickets are issued in lieu of cash to passengers who do not have the correct fare when beginning their journey. Around 75% of tickets are claimed and charities have invited people to donate unwanted refund tickets since the auto-fare scheme was introducted in 1999 but collection difficulties has meant that a large amount is still not going to charity. Mr McGuinness has suggested that Dublin Bus install boxes on its fleet where passengers could deposit unwanted tickets. Dublin Bus argues that refund tickets cannot be donated to charity by them because they do belong to the company. Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Ireland  32 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Concern asks for unclaimed bus moneylast_img read more

Brand Spirit: How Cause Related Marketing Builds Brands

first_img Howard Lake | 22 November 2007 | News  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Brand Spirit: How Cause Related Marketing Builds Brands Author Marjorie Thompson and Hamish Pringle of advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi’s Cause Related Marketing (CRM) arm Cause Connection, define CRM as “a strategic positioning and marketing tool which links a company or brand to a relevant social cause, for mutual benefit”. It differs from both charity-related promotions and the traditional, incoherent list of corporate donations inspired by the chairman and his wife, in the strategic considerations that go into its planning and the extent to which it is communicated in advertising. It is as if someone has noticed that large companies tend to give away quite a lot of money in dribs and drabs and has said: “Hey, lets coordinate this so that we have an effect on the recipients and can get something in return for our investment.” In other words CRM has little to do with charity–which normally has a large dollop of selflessness attached–and everything to do with companies needs to stand out in a crowded market place. But that, according to Thompson and Pringle, is alright. In fact, it’s more than alright; it is an idea whose time has come because consumers are ready for it. They have progressed from requiring rational benefits from their brands, through emotional benefits and now want spiritual benefits–hence the title Brand Spirit. Whatever your view of corporate ethics, this is an excellent primer on the increasingly fashionable techniques of CRM. It places CRM in the context of current brand thinking and using dozens of detailed case studies to illustrate exactly how and why marketers should harness the power of CRM for their brand. Well written, thoroughly researched and compellingly argued, this is a valuable book for marketers and non-marketers, as well as fund raisers and those working in the charitable sector–indeed for anyone interested in how and why business communicates. —Alex Benady Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

RSPCA chooses Once We Were for three-year marketing campaign

first_imgRSPCA chooses Once We Were for three-year marketing campaign Howard Lake | 27 November 2013 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies RSPCA 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Animal welfare charity the RSPCA has selected creative strategy business Once We Were to help it with a marketing and campaigns programme over the next three years. This is part of the charity’s new 10 year strategy, agreed in June, to improve public awareness of the wider work of the RSPCA.The charity, the UK’s oldest animal welfare charity, will mark its 200th anniversary in 2024.Once We Were will work closely with RSPCA’s team, covering marketing, communications, public affairs, fundraising, research, education and international work.RSPCA’s other workThe agency will work to highlight the charity’s other work, beyond its high-profile inspectors, animal centres and companion animals. These other areas include work on animal testing, improving welfare standards for farm animals, wildlife protection and the training and development work with other organisations overseas.The agency aims to produce and implement an “omni-channel brand marketing strategy”, producing a “seamless combination of streams like digital and content with more traditional media”.RSPCA’s deputy CEO John Grounds said that Once We Were won a four-way agency pitch. He added:“Once We Were stood out because of their deep understanding of the ever-changing communications landscape and their commitment to brand story-telling in a digital world. Ending cruelty to animals is really about creating a more compassionate society and Once We Were clearly demonstrated not only their impressive analysis and insight but also their engagement and commitment to this challenge.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 [message_box title=”About Once We Were” color=”blue”]Founded by Ian MacArthur in 2010, Once We Were is a full spectrum creative strategy business that provides strategic advice in the areas of brand, digital, marketing and creative. Its clients include Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Bausch + Lomb, Kidney Research UK, and Pernod Ricard.[/message_box]  107 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6last_img read more