Will BT Group be the next FTSE 100 income stock to cut dividends?

first_img 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. See all posts by Royston Wild 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. 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 Royston Wild owns shares of Bunzl. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Landsec. 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. Will BT Group be the next FTSE 100 income stock to cut dividends? Another day, another round of dividend cuts by Britain’s blue-chips. Land Securities and Centrica are among the latest FTSE 100 income stocks to bang the head on shareholder payouts in Tuesday trade.The biggest story, though, is news that Bunzl — a company that’s raised annual dividends for the past 27 years on the spin — won’t be recommending a final dividend for 2019. This is a firm that even managed to keep yearly payments rising even during the 2008/2009 global economic meltdown.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…Share pickers need to get used to dividends collapsing as corporate profits come under pressure. As United Nations secretary general António Guterres told reporters on Wednesday, the coronavirus crisis “represents a threat to everybody in the world… [and] will bring a recession that probably has no parallel in the recent past.”Under pressureI fear BT Group (LSE: BT-A) could be the next FTSE 100 income stock to axe dividends. It’s a company that’s long been tipped as a possible dividend slasher. And the Covid-19 breakout is likely to push it over the edge, at least in this Fool’s opinion.The telecoms titan continues to be bashed from all sides. Revenues are falling due to intense competition on the consumer side and tough economic conditions for its business operations. The top line dropped another 2% in the three months to December, to £17.2bn.Fixed-line telecoms are historically seen as safe havens in difficult times like these. But it’s clear BT faces additional turnover trouble because of the coronavirus crisis. Enders Analysis, for example, estimates it faces a £228m revenues hit should sports events at home and abroad remain on lockdown for four months.BT also pays huge amounts to keep its infrastructure up and running. It also faces an acceleration in capital expenditure costs as its fibre broadband rollout programme ramps up. On top of this, the business is having to keep making enormous contributions to the company’s pension scheme. It set aside an extra £1.3bn for this during the last quarter alone.Up against itOn the plus side, BT still generates lots and lots of cash. Unfortunately though, its debt mountain continues to grow. Sooner or later, the firm will be forced to take drastic steps to scythe it down. Net debt blew up by an extra £7.2bn between last March and December to finish 2019 at an eye-watering £18.2bn.BT has managed to resist cutting annual dividends for the past couple of years. It’s paid rewards of 15.4p per share since fiscal 2017, but City analysts reckon a cut is just around the corner. They predict 15.1p per share for the 12 months to March.I fear a much larger reduction could occur, however. That predicted payout is covered just 1.5 times by anticipated earnings, below the widely-regarded safety watermark of 2 times. It also has those monster financial liabilities to deal with, of course.For this reason I’m unshaken by BT’s 13% dividend yield. This is a share to be avoided at all costs. 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. Royston Wild | Thursday, 2nd April, 2020 | More on: BT-A “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

This FTSE 100 dividend stock’s up 42% since March’s market lows! I think it’ll keep surging

first_imgThis FTSE 100 dividend stock’s up 42% since March’s market lows! I think it’ll keep surging Royston Wild | Wednesday, 22nd April, 2020 | More on: POLY 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. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Royston Wildcenter_img 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 The rally across global equity markets that started a month ago petered out shortly after it started. But FTSE 100 stocks have managed to largely cling onto these gains despite investor confidence remaining über-fragile. Britain’s blue-chip index remains up 15% since the lows of 23 March.The rise printed by some Footsie constituents in that time has been rather more impressive, however. Take Polymetal International (LSE: POLY). The Russia-centric gold digger has soared a whopping 42% in value in just over four weeks on expectations precious metals will remain well bought.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…Rate cutsIntense fears over the worldwide pandemic, and growing expectations of a painful U-shaped economic recovery, are reckoned by many to keep investment demand for gold on the boil for some time yet. The yellow safe-haven commodity hit fresh seven-year peaks of around $1,750 per ounce just last week.It’s very likely gold will take out the decade-old record peaks near $1,920 per ounce later in 2020. It’s not just fears of macroeconomic meltdown that could fuel flight-to-safety buying. The hard currency will benefit from more rate cutting to support the ailing global economy, a situation that’ll raise fears over the true value of traditional fiat currencies.Chinese, Indian, Mexican and Filipino central banks are just a handful to have reduced their benchmarks in recent days. More reductions are tipped from major institutions in the US, UK, Europe in the coming weeks too, moves that would throw further fuel onto the fire of mass rate-cutting.Production powers upIt’d be a mistake to think Polymetal’s share price ascent is just down to the soaring gold price. Even though this was responsible for pushing company revenues 9% higher between January and March. The FTSE 100 digger is also making terrific progress operationally. And encouraging news on the production front since the end of March has also driven intense investor buying.Polymetal saw gold equivalent production rise 5% in the three months to March (to 391,000 ounces), driven by soaring output at its flagship Kyzyl mine in Southern Russia. Production here rocketed 39% year-on-year to an impressive 109,000 ounces.That excellent first-quarter result prompted the Footsie business to affirm its full-year guidance. It expects to produce 1.6m ounces of the shiny stuff in 2020, in line with last year’s result.A FTSE 100 starThe promising outlook for gold prices provides a solid base for Polymetal’s share price which, as I type, is back around record peaks above £16 to scale new heights. On top of this, the FTSE 100 firm’s mega-low valuations provide the scope for more meaty gains.City analysts expect annual earnings to rocket by almost a third in 2020. It’s a projection that leaves Polymetal carrying a cheap forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of around 11.5 times.But this isn’t all. The number crunchers don’t expect the mining giant to cut dividends — unlike much of the broader market — and so its prospective yield sits at a mighty 5% too.Despite recent gains, I reckon this FTSE 100 company is a star buy for 2020. Royston Wild 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Episcopal delegation gathers online for UN conference on Indigenous issues

first_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ecumenical & Interreligious, Indigenous Ministries Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Smithfield, NC By David PaulsenPosted Apr 27, 2021 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal delegation gathers online for UN conference on Indigenous issues Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Tags Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Callscenter_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release Featured Events Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit an Event Listing 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 [Episcopal News Service] An Episcopal delegation is participating this month in the annual United Nations conference on Indigenous issues, and because the two-week conference is limited mostly to online meetings during the pandemic, this year’s delegation is the church’s largest yet, spanning a wide geographic range.The 20th meeting of the U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues runs from April 19 to 30. The 12-person Episcopal delegation to the conference is led by the Rev. Brad Hauff, The Episcopal Church’s missioner for Indigenous ministries, and joined by Lynnaia Main, the church’s representative to the United Nations.The Rev. Brad Hauff, The Episcopal Church’s missioner for Indigenous ministries, leads a presentation on the Doctrine of Discovery offered April 26 on Zoom by the Episcopal delegation to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.Hauff, a member of the Oglala Sioux tribe, is participating from his home base in Minnesota, while the rest of the delegation is joining from across the United States, including from Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, North Dakota and Tennessee. They are the Rev. Robert Two Bulls, Oglala Sioux; the Rev. Jasmine Bostock, Kanaka Maoli; Ronald Braman, Eastern Shoshone; the Rev. Tina Campbell, Navajo; Forrest Cuch, Ute; the Rev. Debbie Royals, Pascua Yaqui; Melissa Chapman Skinner, Standing Rock Sioux; the Rev. Rachel Taber-Hamilton, Shackan Band; the Rev. Bude VanDyke, Cherokee; and Caressa James, Cheyenne.The purpose of the Permanent Forum is to allow Indigenous people to provide expert advice to global leaders through the U.N.’s Economic and Social Council, or ECOSOC, and to inform U.N. agencies working on a variety of international issues, from human rights to the environment. Participants have much to share and to learn, even in an online setting, Hauff told Episcopal News Service by phone.“What has always struck me is the similarities or the commonalities that Indigenous peoples and communities have among each other,” Hauff said, “regardless of where they are in the world, whatever continent they’re living on, the issues are very similar if not practically identical to one another.”After centuries of European colonization and subjugation of Indigenous peoples around the world, the commonalities, Hauff said, typically center around the economic hardships and public health deficiencies: Indigenous communities face high mortality rates, low life expectancy, inadequate medical care, poor access to clean water, low food security, high unemployment, limited economic development, inadequate education, and high rates of substance abuse and suicide.The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues was formed by U.N. resolution in 2000 to focus on Indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights. Its first meeting was held in 2002.The theme of this year’s meeting is “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions,” emphasizing Indigenous peoples role in implementing the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal No. 16.U.N. member states adopted the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015. They were intended as “a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet,” with a target of achieving the 17 goals by 2030. The Episcopal Church’s General Convention voted in 2018 to endorse the goals and to use them as “the basis of development policy and action of the Episcopal Church in its institutions, dioceses, and congregations.”Goal No. 16 is to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.”Because The Episcopal Church is an ECOSOC-accredited nongovernmental organization, the Episcopal delegation was able to submit an official statement to this year’s Permanent Forum, as it has at past meetings.“For Indigenous people, it is impossible to talk about sustainable development without acknowledging the sacred spiritual connection between our Creator and all that is created,” the delegation said in its written statement in support of the Sustainable Development Goal. “When we honor this connection there is peace and harmony. When this connection is dishonored, we see all of humanity’s eventual destruction through abuse of the land, air, water.”Before the pandemic, the Permanent Forum meetings were held at the U.N. headquarters in New York with full-day sessions in addition to side events, some organized by the Episcopal delegations. This year, the primary daily sessions have been limited to two hours and livestreamed on the United Nation’s website.U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres alluded to the pandemic’s impact in his opening remarks on April 19. “Indigenous peoples have been particularly hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Guterres said. “An already vulnerable group risks being left even further behind. The lack of participation of Indigenous peoples in decision-making has often meant their specific needs are overlooked or ignored. As we work to recover from the pandemic, we must prioritize inclusion and sustainable development that protects and benefits all people.”After each morning session, side events are held throughout the day, often via Zoom. Episcopal delegates are attending separate events, and at the end of each day, they come together for a debriefing about what they heard, learned and shared.Meeting online “makes it easier for more people to attend,” Hauff said. “It’s less time consuming. It’s more convenient. There’s zero expense.” Even so, online conversations can’t fully replicate the benefit of personal interactions over two weeks at the in-person meetings. “That’s always something that’s wonderful to see, and that was sorely missed this time.”The Episcopal Church has made a deliberate effort in recent decades to welcome Native Episcopalians into fuller participation in the church and to atone for its role in past injustices. In the 1800s, Episcopal missionaries ministered to American Indian tribes, but conversion to Christianity typically required leaving Native spirituality behind.General Convention resolutions at least since the 1970s sought to support Native American land claims and human rights. And in 2009, General Convention repudiated the Doctrine of Discovery, rooted in documents dating to the 15th century that purported to give Christian explorers the right to claim lands they “discovered” and to oppress and convert the people they encountered.The Episcopal delegation organized a presentation April 26 about the Doctrine of Discovery that was open to all participants in the Permanent Forum. About three dozen people attended the presentation on Zoom, with Hauff offering an introduction about The Episcopal Church’s history of complicity with systems of oppression against Native Americans.At one point, he showed a photo of Native American children attending boarding schools where they were “forcibly assimilated into the American culture of the dominant society,” Hauff said. Some such schools were run by Episcopal leaders, including the school attended by Hauff’s own mother. The schools have since been condemned for their role in eroding Native cultural traditions.“It was an act of colonization,” he said.VanDyke, one of the other members of the Episcopal delegation, is a priest based in Sewanee, Tennessee. “Every time I get into a conversation about the Doctrine of Discovery, it hurts my heart,” he told the group gathered on Zoom. “It hurts my heart because the church I love not only historically participated in it, but in its own ways, known and maybe unknown, it still does.”Taber-Hamilton, who serves as rector at Trinity Episcopal Church in Everett, Washington, spoke of the Doctrine of Discovery being a factor in how Indigenous peoples are treated in every province of the Anglican Communion.“Wherever there are Indigenous people, there is the experience of culture loss, of identity loss, of challenges constantly to even being federally recognized,” Taber-Hamilton said. “So when communities of faith are committed to doing the work of reconciliation … to appreciate the impact of the Doctrine of Discovery on those relationships requires a tremendous sensitivity.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Collierville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books last_img read more

League of Women Voters supports Amendment 13

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Analysis and OpinionFrom the League of Women VotersEditor’s Note: This is a 12-day series that looks at each amendment the League of Women Voters analyzed and made a recommendation. Today their analysis and recommendation are on Amendment 13.Bans wagering on any type of dog racing, notably greyhounds, as of Dec. 31, 2020, while continuing to allow dog tracks to continue offering other types of gambling, including poker rooms.Support.This is primarily a gambling issue, and the League has held a consistent position against gambling.This amendment would ban wagering on dog racing in Florida. Dog racing – usually greyhounds – is one of several “pari-mutuel” wagering sports in Florida. Others include horse racing and jai-alai. Florida has 12 of the nation’s 18 dog-racing tracks.Under Amendment 13, dog tracks would be allowed to use their permits to host other pari-mutuel sports. Also, the amendment waives a state requirement that tracks hold greyhound races in order to continue operating poker rooms or slot machines as part of their pari-mutuel licenses (a CRC analysis of this proposal is here).The amendment requires the Legislature to set criminal and civil penalties for violating the dog-racing ban. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation, which regulates pari-mutuels, estimated an annual loss of $1 million in tax revenue if voters approve the ban.If approved, the amendment takes effect immediately but allows greyhound racing to continue until Dec. 31, 2020. TAGSAmendmentsLeague of Women Voters Previous articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in reviewNext articleElection Day 2018: Let’s Talk About it! Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Haras House / 24.7 Arquitetura Design

first_img “COPY” Projects Manufacturers: Art des caves, Artzzi, Casa Di Irena, Deca, Gabbeh, Lovato Marcenaria, Luminar, Marcenaria Dalben, Maximmus Marmoraria, Power Soll, Premiar, Quattro Vetro, Rewood, Sob Medida persianas, São Luiz Vidraçaria, Tristão Serralheria, Vertz Iluminação, Zanchet Madeiras Brazil CopyAbout this office24 7 ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesResidential ArchitectureBrazilPublished on May 18, 2019Cite: “Haras House / 24.7 Arquitetura Design” [Casa Haras / 24 7 Arquitetura] 18 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Adriano Pacelli+ 55Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Lead Architects: Area:  4843 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Haras House / 24.7 Arquitetura Design Giuliano Pelaio, Gustavo Tenca, Inacio Cardona ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916468/haras-house-2-arquitetura-design Clipboard CopyHouses•Brazil 2018 Photographs Photographs:  Adriano Pacelli Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916468/haras-house-2-arquitetura-design Clipboard ArchDaily Architects: 24 7 Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project Concrete Structure Project:WGAProjeto Estrutural De Metálica:Arquitetura de EstruturaElectrical And Hydraulic Installations Project:Solar EngenhariaConstruction Management:24 7 ArquiteturaLandscape Project:Leticia FortunaLighting And Automation Project:VertzProject Team:Claudia Strutz, Nicolas MeirelesCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adriano PacelliRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacGlassLibartLeanTo Retractable StructuresGlassSolarluxGlass Canopy – SDL AcubisText description provided by the architects. The busy day-to-day life in the big urban centers drives families to seek a haven for tranquility on the weekends. Luckily, the land chosen within a farm, in the interior of São Paulo, concentrated a series of positive aspects for the design of the project: views, large land, a good solar orientation, generous setbacks, high soil permeability, absence of currency walls. However, a requirement in the condominium regulation related to the houses’ roof, caught the residents by surprise.Save this picture!© Adriano PacelliThe references of the couple who had just returned from vacation in a winery with contemporary architecture and influenced by one of our recently published projects, referred to a house with volumetry that hid the roofs, but the condominium regulation did not allow the use of flat slabs, or inlaid roof. It would be our first house with apparent roofs.Save this picture!© Adriano PacelliThe required needs program and the land size had exactly the proportion of what we believed to be ideal for a one-store house with plenty of open space for outdoor living.Save this picture!© Adriano PacelliSave this picture!Planta – Pavimento TérreoSave this picture!© Adriano PacelliCasa Haras came up as a pavilion installation consisting of 3 volumes: two parallels, with NE-SW orientation and a third perpendicular connecting with NW-SE orientation, as an “H”. The idea was based on the desire to have the central leisure area in the other spaces of the house, and with the proposed implantation, we were able to create two outdoor living areas: a main one with a deck and a swimming pool and a secondary area with a spa, a water mirror and a bonfire separated by the perpendicular volume and visually connected by the transparency of the sliding glass doors.Save this picture!© Adriano PacelliThe pavilion of the main facade receives basically the distribution of the service area and the garage, and is also where the social access of the house happens. A glass door on the main facade reveals the entrance hall where a stone wall in the background can be seen, as well as the wooden panels on the sides, which conceal a cellar and a cloakroom for visitors.Save this picture!© Adriano PacelliThe central pavilion, glazed on both sides, concentrates a huge social area with dining room and a large living room with fireplace, providing a feeling of full insertion to the leisure area of the house.Save this picture!© Adriano PacelliLastly, the third pavilion concentrates the most intimate wing with 4 suites and a tv room. The external balcony, common to all rooms, allows a more direct circulation to the rooms of the house, since it eliminates the need to transit through the internal corridor, which makes the circulation more dynamic and the house more integrated to the leisure.Save this picture!© Adriano PacelliThe flat distribution of the house gives to all the environments a sense of continuity beyond the constructed limit, since all have direct visual relation through glazed sliding doors with more than 1150m2 of free land. The high level of permeability of the soil, in the order of 60%, guaranteed a generous area for the landscaping design that embraces the house by the front, side and back indents, and advance through the deconstructed central core.Save this picture!© Adriano PacelliThe simple volumetry and lightness of the gable roof in all 3 blocks of the house was strengthened by the decision to bury the volume of the water tank underneath the pool deck. This intention ended up contributing significantly to the harmony of the architectural complex and to the desired aspect of the country house, which was further reinforced by the use of natural materials such as the stone wall and the use of the wood in the panels, the doors frames, wood-lined ceilings and the facade.Save this picture!© Adriano PacelliProject gallerySee allShow lessAlejandro Aravena Gives His Advice to Young ArchitectsArchitecture News10 Buildings That Helped Define Modernism in New York CityArticles Share “COPY” Year:  Haras House / 24.7 Arquitetura DesignSave this projectSaveHaras House / 24.7 Arquitetura Designlast_img read more

Trusts offer rescue package for Diana Fund recipients

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Trusts offer rescue package for Diana Fund recipients A group of grant-making trusts is offering £2.5 million to help projects affected by the freeze in grants made by the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund.SocietyGuardian reports that the trusts include Bridge House Estates, City Parochial Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, the Welsh Assembly, Northern Rock Foundation and Tudor Trust.The Fund had to freeze its grantmaking programme in July 2003 following legal action by American souvenir plate maker Franklin Mint. Advertisement Read “£2.5m rescue package for charities caught in Diana fund row” by Tash Shifrin at SocietyGuardian. Howard Lake | 8 October 2003 | News 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.last_img read more

Rail companies to promote safer charitable giving

first_imgGareth Powell, Director of Strategy and Service Development at London Underground and Rail, added:“We are pleased to work with the Charity Commission and FRSB to give our customers complete confidence that if they choose to donate at any of our stations their money will go exactly where they want it to. We are confident that these steps will give our customers peace of mind and will enable charities to benefit from a thriving giving culture at our stations.” Seven rail and station operators are working with charity regulators the Charity Commission and the Fundraising Standards Board to promote safer charitable giving and fundraising across the England and Wales rail network.Between them Abellio Greater Anglia, FirstGroup, London Overground, London Underground, Network Rail, Northern Rail and South West Trains manage more than 1,000 stations. Many of these are used by different charities to host fundraising collections that raise millions of pounds each year.The new regime is designed to help sustain this income stream by minimising the scope for fraudulent collections at stations and strengthening public confidence in charitable giving.Standard application processAction for Children Collectors at Harrogate Station. Photo: Northern RailThe companies have now implemented a standard application process for charities wishing to fundraise on their premises. Using standard checks, the companies hope to achieve greater consistency when giving permission to charities who wish to fundraise at their stations.Charities wishing to fundraise at a station run by one of the participating companies will have to:• Complete a standardised application process, providing details of collectors and collections.• Inform collectors of their obligation to maintain best practice standards for cash collections, as set out in the Institute of Fundraising’s Code of Fundraising Practice. This covers fundraiser conduct, requirements for collection materials and the secure and prompt banking of the proceeds.• File their annual charity return information on time with the Charity Commission.• Indicate whether they are signed up to fundraising regulation as a member of the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB).British Transport Police Chief Superintendent Paul Brogden of the B Division acknowledged that:“Charity fraud does exist on the transport network and there is a real concern that genuine charities may be at risk of being defrauded; which is why we encourage charities to be alert. The relatively small cost of a CRB check would help deter the long term risk of reputational damage to charities by minimising fraud and championing safer giving.” Advertisement  41 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Photo: Railway tracks by Yuttasak Jannarong on Shutterstock.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Rail companies to promote safer charitable giving Tagged with: Charity Commission corporate Fundraising Standards Board Law / policy regulation Howard Lake | 13 October 2014 | News 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.last_img read more

NFL players extend hand of solidarity to migrants

first_imgNFL players Joshua Norman and Demario Davis “distributing supplies for migrant families recently released from detention in San Antonio, Texas.The Trump administration, along with its racist, repressive arm, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, has created an unprecedented humanitarian crisis for millions of migrant families. Tens of thousands of people in many sectors of society have expressed both their righteous outrage and heartfelt solidarity with the families.One of these sectors is the National Football League, the most popular professional sport in the U.S. Last September bigot in chief Trump used the epithet “sons of b–ches” about NFL football players who followed Colin Kaepernick’s lead in taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racist oppression.Two African-American NFL players, Joshua Norman, a cornerback with the Washington football team, and Demario Davis, a New Orleans Saints linebacker, traveled to San Antonio on June 27 to assist RAICES Texas (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services). There, close to the U.S.-Mexico border, the two players helped to buy and pack  clothes, medicines, food, water, toys and other vital supplies for at least 60 immigrant families, including children, who were recently released from detention centers.Norman stated: “As a Black man in America, I know how this state treats minorities and people of color. I see it every day. Yesterday it was Muslims from certain countries, and today it’s immigrants. We don’t know who’s next. That’s why I’m here … to lend a helping hand to the people on the front lines fighting back in the courtroom and in detention centers. Seeing what’s happening with the kids and their parents, I felt like I couldn’t stand idly by. I needed to take action so I came out here with no questions asked and am here to help in any way I can. Packing backpacks all night last night was the best thing I’ve done all year.” (www.dailykos.com)Through the NFL Players Coalition, Norman also donated $100,000 to hurricane relief in Puerto Rico, and Davis works with poor children in Jackson, Miss.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

China: Labour Rights Journalists Feared to be Victims of Torture

first_img Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes April 30, 2019 China: Labour Rights Journalists Feared to be Victims of Torture On April 20, two of the three labour journalists detained earlier this year in Guangzhou were placed under a special detention system that is often associated with torture. PHOTO: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedCitizen-journalistsViolence ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedCitizen-journalistsViolence April 27, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison RSF_en Receive email alertscenter_img to go further March 12, 2021 Find out more Organisation News June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News News Wei Zhili and Ke Chengbing, both editors of labour rights news outlet iLabour.net who were arrested in March in the south-eastern Chinese city of Guangzhou, have been under “residential surveillance at a designated location” (RSDL) since Saturday, April 20, according to their families. This detention system, that is supposed to handle individuals who pose a threat to national security, deprives detainees of their legal rights and is very often associated with torture.“These journalists are in no way enemies of the state and only did their job by reporting on labour conditions in China”, said Cédric Alviani, the head of the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) East Asia bureau, who called on the Chinese authorities to “end the repeated violations against press freedom, a constitutional right in China, and immediately release all detained journalists and bloggers.”Since its enactment in 2013, RSDL has claimed thousands of persons, including many journalists and bloggers, who disappeared for a period of up to six months without access to a lawyer or medical care. Australian blogger Yang Hengjun, Chinese journalists Wang Xiaolu and Zhen Jianghua have all fallen victim to the system. A compilation of first-hand accounts by former detainees of the RSDL system can be found in “The People’s Republic of the Disappeared”, published in 2017.Wei and Ke were first detained by police on March 20 after their investigation into the life-threatening working conditions of local factories. The online publication’s editor-in-chief, Yang Zhengjun, has also been detained by police since January.In China, more than 65 journalists and bloggers are currently detained in conditions that pose a threat to their lives. The country fell further down to 177 out of 180 in the 2019 RSF Press Freedom Index. Follow the news on Chinalast_img read more

‘A matter of time’ before dangerous fugitive caught in case of slain couple, expert says

first_imgiStock(NEW YORK) — As authorities hunt for a man who they say stole a slain couple’s RV and fled to Mexico, one expert says his capture is just “a matter of time.”Adam Curtis Williams, 33, who is considered armed and dangerous, is wanted in connection with the deaths of James and Michelle Butler, whose bodies were discovered in a shallow grave on Padre Island in Texas last week.A felony theft arrest warrant was issued for Williams on Tuesday, authorities said.Police say Williams is the man seen driving the Butlers’ RV across a checkpoint in Mexico in surveillance footage from Oct. 21. Police believe he’s with Amanda Noverr, who they say is the passenger seen in the footage.The surveillance footage had been released before Williams and Noverr were identified.“Thankfully they have two individuals who have been identified. They were chasing a ghost a few days ago, but I know the U.S. Marshals have teamed up with Mexican authorities and they are utilizing all their resources at this point,” Lenny DePaul, a former chief inspector with the U.S. Marshals, told ABC News.Investigators are now combing through the suspects’ backgrounds — including their social media accounts — and are also likely examining home surveillance cameras and CCTV footage to help trace their route, said DePaul.“Their trusted circle of friends is going to be very important with this case,” DePaul added. “They’re on the run, they’re going to communicate.”“Timing is everything when you’re chasing a human being, especially a fugitive,” DePaul said. “It will be a matter of time before they can put this case to bed.”The remains of the Butlers were found on Oct. 28, one day after deputies, following up on a lead, noticed a bra covered in sand sticking out of the side of a dune, Kleberg County Sheriff’s Lt. David Mendoza said Monday.The New Hampshire couple was on a cross-country RV road trip and were last seen on Oct. 15 as they left the Padre Balli Park, Mendoza said. The next day, Michelle Butler posted to social media that they had “just arrived at their new home for the next couple of weeks” before they were to set out to Florida, Mendoza said.“I think with the way the timeline played out, these two victims were missing for a couple of weeks. It’s not a straight-up carjacking,” said DePaul. “And the million dollar question at this point — what the motive was. No one seems to know that.”Williams has not been charged for the Butlers’ deaths and no arrest warrant has been issued for Noverr, authorities said Tuesday. Both are believed to be from the Utah area, authorities said.Anyone with information about their whereabouts is asked to call the Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office at 361-595-8500.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more