Tags: NULL Tuesday 2 November 2010 9:19 pm Share Construction loses momentum to fall to eight-month low by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCutethedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterBeach RaiderSee The Woman Bradley Walsh Is Dating At 61Beach Raider ACTIVITY in the construction sector slowed more than expected in October to its weakest level in eight months, a closely-watched survey showed yesterday suggesting one of the key areas of recent UK economic growth could be faltering.The Markit/Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply construction purchasing managers index fell to 51.6 in October from 53.8 in September, against expectations for a more modest easing to 53.0. But still remained above the all-important 50 mark, which denotes expansion, rather than contraction.Construction contributed about a quarter to the 0.8 per cent growth recorded between July and September and around half of the 1.2 per cent growth in the second quarter, although it makes up only six per cent of total output.“The survey indicates that construction activity is losing momentum and the economy will not be able to rely on a significant growth contribution from the sector going forward,” said Howard Archer, economist at IHS Global Insight.The survey showed activity in the housing and civil engineering sectors fell in October, although commercial construction increased significantly.New orders continued to rise, albeit at the slowest pace in eight months, and firms cut jobs for the fourth month running even though businesses remained optimistic about the prospects for the coming 12 months.The construction sector was responsible for a quarter of the 0.8 per cent GDP growth in the third quarter. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org KCS-content
Photographs: Joe Fletcher Text description provided by the architects. Private cliffside residence just south of Carmel, California with unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean. 10,000 sq ft curvilinear design composed of contrasting fields of glass, stone, steel and wood with interior and exterior landscaped ‘courtyards’.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherUpper Level: Four en-suite bedrooms, powder room, three-car garage. Open plan kitchen, dining and living rooms feature two fireplaces – expansive light exposure from both East and West directions. Lower Level: Offices, en-suite bedroom, screening room, gym, game room, bar & lounge.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherProject gallerySee allShow lessInnovative Design Competition – The Gardiner Expressway in TorontoArticlesAD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part VIArticles Share Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher+ 18 Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/43954/otter-cove-residence-sagan-piechota-architecture Clipboard Otter Cove Residence / Sagan Piechota Architecture Otter Cove Residence / Sagan Piechota ArchitectureSave this projectSaveOtter Cove Residence / Sagan Piechota Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/43954/otter-cove-residence-sagan-piechota-architecture Clipboard Houses Projects “COPY” CopyHouses•Carmel, United States Year: Architects: Sagan Piechota Architecture Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily 2008 United States Photographs CopyAbout this officeSagan Piechota ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesCarmelUnited StatesPublished on December 19, 2009Cite: “Otter Cove Residence / Sagan Piechota Architecture” 19 Dec 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeHerzog & de MeuronOfficeFollowJohn PawsonOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectHospitality ArchitectureHotelsResidential ArchitectureHousingSkyscrapersNew YorkArchitecture NewsHousingHotels and RestaurantsSkyscrapersResidentialUnited StatesPublished on September 23, 2014Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. “Herzog & de Meuron Designs 28-Story Luxury Tower for Manhattan” 23 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Area: 450 m² Area: 450 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Israel photographs: Amit GironPhotographs: Amit GironEngineer:Shmuel PenetManagement And Supervision:Yehuda ZimbrisCity:NetanyaCountry:IsraelMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Amit GironRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. The NS house location, relatively close to the sea, had a strong influence on its design. It was decided to place the house on the northern side of the lot for two reasons. Firstly, the north side is closer to the sea, so it will be possible have a view to the sea from the house second floor. Secondly, the residents, a family of five, had asked for a lawn facing south in order to have a pool on the southern side.Save this picture!© Amit GironA direct connection between the interior and exterior and the ability to enjoy activities both inside and out, with all accompanying functions, were part of client requirement and were addressed in the design.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe house design blurs the distinction between interior and exterior, an important aspect of modern architecture, and maximizes the feeling of continuity and expansion of space. Ground floor, comprising a kitchen, service room, pantry, guest rest rooms, a dining area and living room, is open on both ends and creates an unobstructed view of both sides of the lawn. A pergola with wood beams that continue the entrance ceiling, a choice of identical floor wood tiles both for interior and exterior and a concrete wall that defines both the inside and outside living areas, further enhances the feeling of openness.Save this picture!© Amit GironUpper, bedrooms floor is a wide box, supported by a bare concrete wall on one side and a wood paneled wall on the other, outlining and defining the entrance floor space. Designing of the construction for the house posted a special challenge to the engineers, which solved it by suspending the upper box structure from concrete beams like a bridge over the ground floor, eliminating any supports which might obstruct the continuity of space.Save this picture!© Amit GironRelative distance from the street led to the decision to design the southern face of the upper cube without any openings, thus creating a strong contrast to the openness of the ground floor and also reducing heat accumulation in the staircase pier.Save this picture!© Amit GironPart of the ground floor design is a free standing cube, containing a service room with exit to the yard, pantry and guest rest rooms. The structure is clad in cedar panels, further enhancing its separate character. Steel staircase leads to the upper, bedroom floor and is illuminated by soft, northern light reflected by the windowless south wall.Save this picture!Section BBThe open design concept of the house enabled a convenient division of functions between the yards. The front yard, comprising a swimming pool and open, well equipped kitchenette is used for hospitality and the back yard is designed as children playground. The house separates the two areas while still retaining a visual connection through the open ground floor.Save this picture!© Amit GironA long pathway, made of uncut basalt slabs, leads from the southern side of the lot to the main entrance.Save this picture!© Amit GironChoice of strong contrasting materials like dark stone, slate, black steel and wood, together with a use of minimal shapes, creates a dramatic yet warm atmosphere.Project gallerySee allShow lessEco Nursery and Primary School / Jean-François SchmitSelected ProjectsExhibition: Bigger Than a Breadbox, Smaller Than a BuildingEvent Share “COPY” Year: Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769148/ns-residence-blatman-cohen-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Amit Giron+ 25 Share Architects: Blatman-Cohen Architects Area Area of this architecture project 2014 CopyAbout this officeBlatman-Cohen ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNetanyaIsraelPublished on June 26, 2015Cite: “NS Residence / Blatman-Cohen Architects” 25 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Photographs Lead Architects: Projects Save this picture!© Takumi Ota+ 28Curated by Clara Ott Share Japan 2017 City:ToyamaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Takumi OtaRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. The site is in a community in Toyama with houses and shops sprawling in a relatively relaxed manner. There is a playground in the neighboring area on the southeastern side, and the Tateyama mountain range can be seen beyond that. We placed an L-shape volume like the chumon-zukuri (a traditional L-shaped style house) inside the trapezoidal-shaped site and arranged a child room and garage that can be used as a future shop facing a front road on the west side.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaSave this picture!Lower Floor PlanSave this picture!© Takumi OtaConsidering the snowfall, taking the distance to the north side neighbor, as well as setting the center of living space on the second floor on the southeastern park side, enable the house to be open to the park side while securing privacy.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Takumi OtaBecause this area has heavy rainfall and snowfall, we made two orthogonal gable ridge penetrate to divide the roof so that the flow of rain and snow is dispersed; the gable will be the element of environmental control to incorporate light and wind. In order to create a reasonable wood structure in the snowy area, we reduced the number of components by constructing the thatched roof structure instead of the wagoya (a traditional post-and-lintel roof framing) and constructed a large space efficiently while reducing the bending stress given to the beam.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaThe part where the two buildings intersect becomes a three-dimensional truss, under which the center of living space is created. On the first floor, by setting the rise of the foundation of the outer peripheral part to waist height of approximately 1 meter, we reduced the stress of the column receiving the load of the upper floor and made it function as a wall to protect the house during snowfall.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaAs the houses before the early modern period adapted to the climate of the land and each building element were parametrically adjusted, we reconstructed the characteristic composition and custom of the house as a technical characteristic in the world today, rather than in a symbolic manner.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaProject gallerySee allShow lessDouble Life House / Breathe ArchitectureSelected ProjectsTea-Talks House / Atelier RIGHT HUBSelected Projects Share Konishi Structural Engineers, Yasutaka Konishi, Noboru Enshu Architects: Aki Hamada Architects Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Cleanup, YKK AP, Gengen chemical, IOC Flooring, Robert McNeel & Associates Aki Hamada, Takeshi Tanabe Area: 118 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: Takumi Ota Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Year: ArchDaily House in Shimomuraki / Aki Hamada ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Shimomuraki / Aki Hamada Architects CopyHouses•Toyama, Japan Houses Structural Engineering: House in Shimomuraki / Aki Hamada Architects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916916/house-in-shimomuraki-aki-hamada-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916916/house-in-shimomuraki-aki-hamada-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAki Hamada ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesToyamaJapanPublished on May 17, 2019Cite: “House in Shimomuraki / Aki Hamada Architects” 17 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
52 total views, 1 views today 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. How can it not charge commission?Giveall2Charity is able to provide its services without charging commission thanks to partnerships with various companies who have provided services and resources.For example, Gresham Computing plc has integrated the Barclays IFS Banking and Faster Payment platforms into the Giveall online fundraising and Giveall Payroll Giving platform. This allows Giveall2Charity to receive, control and manage the transactions and cash associated with fundraising activities.The solution automatically creates a Giveall online bank account for every charity and nonprofit organisation user that registers with Giveall. These accounts operate seamlessly and separately from the users’ regular bank accounts. Donors can accumulate funds in their donor accounts and incur no transfer charges on distributions made to charities.www.giveall.org AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Giveall2Charity, a new payroll giving agency, has launched “the first online payroll giving platform”. It is offering to forward donations to charities within two days and to pass 100% of donations to charities.Giveall2Charity is a registered charity which began operating at the beginning of 2013. It aims to support charities, schools, churches, Community Amateur Sports Clubs – CASCs, universities, hospitals and other not-for-profit organisations and NGOs in the UK.Its Chief Executive is Tim Odell, a chartered accountant. He said: “We believe that nobody should be making money from the giving of others. Donors have the right to expect their donation to reach the charity or good cause of their choice without others removing commission or unnecessary transaction fees.” Advertisement an online fundraising and giving platform With the new online payroll giving platform, Giveall2Charity is offering charities, employers and employees access to their own online accounts at any time. The system addresses the problem of the lack of portability of payroll giving. Employees can load details of multiple employers into their profiles and therefore change jobs and seamlessly continue giving. Other services from Giveall2CharityGiveall2Charity is also offering a range of other services, all designed to generate new revenue, make giving easier and more effective, and to reduce the cost of fundraising @by removing commission completely and by virtually eliminating bank and processing charges”.These include: a banking platform and consolidated cash management solution where all nonprofit organisations can transfer their funds at no cost “and where smaller organisations enjoy the higher rates of interest that were previously the domain of larger charities”. wealth management services online Continuing Professional Development courses and HR, financial reporting and security software. Howard Lake | 13 March 2013 | News Giveall2Charity launches online payroll giving platform Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Finance payroll giving
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By Hadley WillowWW PHOTO: Lydian DefordBuffalo, N.Y. While the U.S. government has comfortably resigned itself to a criminally negligent stasis regarding any effective long-term COVID-19 response, Workers World Party, Queen City Workers Center, and the Green Party hosted a live-streamed press conference in downtown Buffalo on Dec. 28, demanding immediate relief for the multinational working class and small businesses. People held signs with slogans such as “COVID is capitalism’s last breath” and “Planned economies respond better to crises.” Local resident Laskesha Johnson spoke about her long struggle during the pandemic and aptly highlighted the need for us to “learn to fight together for our rights.” Carol Sandy Przybylak, vice-chair of the Erie County Green Party, described the glaring hypocrisy of politicians like New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who rest on their laurels while dooming us to lasting economic catastrophe, even as corporations like Amazon profit immensely from our misery. Behind the speakers was a banner listing WWP’s socialist demands for the COVID-19 crisis. (A full list of these demands can be found at workers.org.) The divisiveness over issues like mask-wearing, economic shutdowns, and government provision of financial relief is not arbitrary. It is a purposeful attempt by the capitalist class to divide and weaken us. As Mary Lister, organizer with the Queen City Workers Center, put it: “The ruling class is forcing us to choose between two unacceptable options — to either work in unsafe conditions or to refuse to work and face homelessness, with no way to put food on the table.” In order to cut through the government’s deadly game of inaction, we demand a national economic shutdown and financial relief for all affected people. This includes free health care for all, rent and eviction cancellation, paid utilities – including Internet access – and direct payments to all members of the working class, including im/migrants and hard-hit low-income and oppressed communities. WW PHOTO: Ellie DorritieFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
9 Day, the weekly that has been closed for the second time in less than a year by the Press Authorization and Surveillance Commission, is one of the main media mouthpieces of a radical conservative group linked to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei that is critical of the current administration headed by moderate conservative President Hassan Rouhani.It was closed on 16 February for criticizing the government’s nuclear policies and for indirectly insulting the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Islamic Republic’s founder.The offending articles criticized foreign minister Javad Zarif, who is leading Iran’s nuclear negotiations with western countries, and Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, a former president who was close to Ayatollah Khomeini.The weekly was previously suspended on 17 March 2014 on charges of “insult and defamation” and “publishing false information” under articles 6 and 12 of the press code after criticizing the nuclear negotiations. It was given permission to resume publishing in May.The day after the latest closure, 9 Day editor Hamid Rassaye, a radical conservative parliamentary representative who is close to the Revolutionary Guards, claimed at a news conference that the Washington Post’s jailed Iran correspondent, Jason Rezaian, had made a “videoed confession.” Agence France-Presse quoted him as saying: “American officials say Rezaian has been held for 200 days without trial, but if Iranian radio and TV were to broadcast his confession and if the Americans heard his confession and learned about his spying against our country (…) they would understand the reasons for his presence in Iran.”Reza Moini of Reporters Without Borders added: “Westerners, especially journalists, have for years often been the victims of the security paranoia of government leaders or have been used as bargaining chips in diplomatic negotiations, with the international community’s silent complicity. Rezaian committed no crime. He is the victim of the feuding between rival government factions and the tension between Tehran and the international community.” Read: Reporters Without Borders launches an international campaign called #FightImpunity Organisation Reporters Without Borders condemns a surge in cases of harassment of journalists and print media by the Iranian authorities in the past few days, including the conservative weekly 9 Day’s closure, the fining of the reformist monthly Mehrnameh and judicial system spokesman Golamhossien Mohsseni Ejehi’s open threats against all the media.Ejehi warned the media at a news conference on 16 February that they could be banned or fined if they published any information about “the individuals designated as ‘heads of sedition’ by the High Council for National Security and Justice.”He was alluding to former reformist President Mohammad Khatami, former prime minister and presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi (owner of the now closed newspaper Kalameh Sabaz), best-selling author Zahra Rahnavard (Mousavi’s wife), and former parliamentary speaker and presidential candidate Mehdi Karoubi (owner of the now closed newspaper Etemad Melli).The authorities designated Mousavi, Rahnavard and Karoubi as “heads of sedition” ten days after their arrest on 14 February 2011. They have been held under house arrest, illegally and without trial, and denied all rights ever since. It was the fourth anniversary of their arrest four days ago.Reporters Without Borders has learned that a Tehran prosecutor already summoned newspaper editors to a meeting a few weeks ago in order to remind them of this ban’s existence.“This is not the first time that senior judicial officials and entities such as the High Council for National Security, the Tehran prosecutor, the prosecutor general, the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance and the Supreme Leader’s office have intervened to impose censorship,” said Reza Moini of Reporters Without Borders.“By making this threat publicly, the judicial system’s spokesmen – an official implicated in murders of Iranian journalists and intellectuals such as Pirouz Davani – has underlined the precarious state of freedom of information in a country that is ranked 173rd in the Reporters Without Borders index.” February 18, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Iranian authorities step up media censorship News RSF_en IranMiddle East – North Africa Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election Follow the news on Iran Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Proposed Iranian law would ban US, British journalists and media IranMiddle East – North Africa June 9, 2021 Find out more News Read: Detained journalist is victim of US-Iran negotiations to go further News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 A Tehran court sentenced Forozandeh Adibi, the editor of the reformist monthly Mehrnameh, on 15 February to a fine of 3 million toman and a two-year ban on working as a journalistHer lawyer, Mahmoud Alizadeh-Tabatabaie, said the monthly was being punished for publishing articles by members of the “deviationist” group (a term used for those who have “deviated” from the Islamic Revolution’s established line) in several of its issues. She was initially sentenced to a year in prison but the judge changed this to a fine.Iran is ranked 173rd out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News June 11, 2021 Find out more May 10, 2021 Find out more
October 3, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Former minister seeks €230,000 in damages from magazine News Amnesty insult to memory of dictatorship’s victims, including five journalists August 12, 2010 Find out more Receive email alerts Bouterse’s installation as president must not mean impunity for past murders of journalists News April 5, 2012 Find out more Organisation News Reporters Without Borders voices its support for the investigative monthly Parbode, whose publisher, Jaap Hoogendam, is being sued by former public works minister Ramon Abrahams (pictured) over a report about his alleged corrupt practices before he was fired without explanation.Parbode received a letter from Abrahams’ lawyer on 26 August announcing that the former minister was seeking 1 million Surinamese dollars (230,000 euros) in damages and a correction in the magazine’s next issue. A Paramaribo court is due to begin hearing the suit today.“Parbode could be forced to close if the court orders it to pay this amount of damages,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This would not only be devastating for Parbode’s journalists but would also have a deterrent effect on any other publication that might be interested in doing investigative reporting on government officials.“We are also concerned by the fact that, instead of using his right to have his response published in Parbode, Abrahams is demanding a correction, that is to say, he is insisting that the magazine’s reporters retract what they wrote. This would be tantamount to self-censorship. As a public figure, the former minister should expect to be criticized.”This case could be decisive as regards the position that Surinam’s courts take on whistleblowers and respect for the confidentiality of journalists’ sources. One of the former minster’s main charges against Parbode is his claim that the report was not supported by any hard evidence.Parbode responds that the article was based on interviews with businessmen, architects, politicians and members of Abrahams’ own party. The magazine’s editor in chief, Armand Snijders, has said it could not identify its sources because of the harm this would cause them.Widely read in Surinam and the Netherlands, where it is registered, Parbode is one of the few Surinamese publications with investigative reporting and opinion pieces. News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Suriname SurinameAmericas SurinameAmericas RSF_en to go further Newspaper reporter threatened after writing about drug trafficking November 16, 2009 Find out more