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Will Vodafone ever make a successful comeback?

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Rupert Hargreaves 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. Image source: Getty Images The Vodafone (LSE: VOD) share price has printed one of the most disappointing performances of all FTSE 100 stocks over the past five years. The stock has underperformed the FTSE 100 by around 7% per annum since the beginning of 2016.That means £10,000 invested in the company back in March 2016 would be worth just under £8,000 today. The same investment in the FTSE 100 would be worth more than £12,000. All these figures include dividends. 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…Over the past 10 years, the company’s performance is slightly better, but only just. The stock has lagged the index by 0.5% per annum since the beginning of March 2010. The big question is, should investors expect this performance to continue, or are Vodafone’s fortunes about to turn around?A lack of growthVodafone’s biggest problem is its location. The company’s key markets are the UK and Europe, which also happen to be some of the most competitive telecommunications markets in the world. This means that while the business does have unrivalled size and scale, it cannot charge whatever it wants. And that is a big problem. Vodafone has to compete with its competitors to provide the best offer, which is excellent news for consumers, but not such good news for investors. At the same time, the enterprise is having to spend billions on its network infrastructure and spectrum rights to stay ahead of the competition. International diversification has only provided limited benefits for the group. It is suffering from the same pressures in India as it is in the UK and Europe.In fact, after a recent tax claim against the group’s Indian business, the company is considering shutting up shop in the region. In 2016, Vodafone injected more than $7bn into its Indian entity. Vodafone is spending billions of euros every year on its network with little to show for it. This seems to be the main reason why the company has underperformed the FTSE 100 over the past decade.Since 2014, its revenues have hardly budged and operating profit has disappointed as well. During these six years, the company has spent a total of €57bn on capital projects. Although it has also returned €25.6bn to shareholders, the business is going nowhere fast. Income championThe figures above suggest that Vodafone is running on a hamster wheel. It’s spending billions on its network, but this spending isn’t translating into growth. In other words, the group seems to be running just to stand still.Vodafone’s one redeeming feature is its dividend yield. At the time of writing the stock supports a dividend yield of 6.3%, above the FTSE 100 average of 4.7%. That suggests that if you are looking for a defensive dividend stock to add to your portfolio today, Vodafone could be a great bet. However, based on its past performance and capital spending obligations, it does not look as if this is a stock for growth investors.  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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Will Vodafone ever make a successful comeback? Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 8th March, 2020 | More on: VOD 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. 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Watch out for the post-Covid-19 reset. I think Unilever will come out well

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Michael Baxter | Monday, 30th March, 2020 | More on: ULVR Image source: Getty Images. No one really knows what it will be like once Covid-19 finally recedes into history. I think nearly everyone has underestimated the extent to which this terrible virus will affect our lives. Evaluating what this means as an investor is a changing exercise.There is a growing view among economists that we might see an economic depression. Others talk about creating a new way of structuring the economy — finding a system that works differently from what we had before.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…No one knows where this will take us, but we can be sure that post-Covid-19, things will be different.There is a big risk in applying analysis today, in times of such uncertainty when we all feel anxious, or maybe even a little frightened, to what things will be like afterwards. Our mood of the moment will influence what we think things will be like. Our mood post-Covid-19 will be very different. Maybe we will want to celebrate that it is over and get back to normal as soon as possible. Maybe we will be in shock. Maybe we will demand change.I would say that the reality of all this is a long way from sinking in among the markets.We can also say that companies will collapse. Jobs will be lost in their millions — indeed this literally happened last week in the US, with the biggest rise in new job claims ever recorded in the latest period.Some companies, however, will come through to the other end with products people need.Unilever’s chance  Some companies may even find unique opportunities to grow because they face less competition. Times of change create opportunities and risks.Companies with strong balance sheets that sell essentials that are likely to be in demand after the crisis will, I suspect, be among the beneficiaries.I might even go as far as to say of a company, the higher its net current asset value the more likely it is to flourish post-Covid-19Unilever (LSE:ULVR) is an example of such a company. It has been winning plaudits already for the way it has reacted to this crisis — redirecting resources towards hand sanitisers, soaps, such as its Dove brand for example, bleach, and food products.The company boasts a strong balance sheet, with €4.1bn in cash.  It is also a big dividend payer, paying out a yield of around 3.67%. Just as importantly, its dividends have been growing steadily at around 7% a year for most of the last decade. Some big dividend payers may feel that once this crisis is over, they will need to reduce dividends in order to rebuild their balance sheet. I would have said that Unilever’s dividend is safer than most.Unilever has also embraced technology in such a way that it is good at dealing with change.  No one can say for sure what will happen next. These are difficult times for all of us. But some companies will come out the end stronger than ever. I think there is a good chance Unilever will be such a company. Watch out for the post-Covid-19 reset. I think Unilever will come out well Enter Your Email Address 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. Michael Baxter has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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Church of South India diocese to challenge ruling on properties

first_img February 22, 2012 at 3:21 am I would like to bring some of the facts to the notice of readers and a warning at the end of my message. UBMC has been playing hide and seek right from the start, the congregation has been kept in the dark about some facts. The facts are…• As per Sec 15 of CSI contusion, it is clear that UBMC cannot join CSI.• Let’s go back to world war 1 to understand the scenario. UBMC is of German origin. When the British confiscated properties belonging to Germany the Germans left the country. The British government in 1935 handed over UBMC trust which is re registered with charity commission (Belgaum) named as UBMC trust society. As per the specifications of the trust deed the properties and the assets will continue to exist with the beneficiaries that is UBMC, the properties or assets cannot be transferred to any other trust . Also the trust cannot be liquidated.• In 1968 UBMC called for a general meeting of all UBMC pastors and declared that they have joined CSI, some of the pastors of UBMC opposed the idea, but this opposition was not taken into consideration, and a merger resolution was passed.• The opposition party from UBMC went to court, high court and finally supreme court that the merger resolution not valid.• In 1988 the supreme court passed the judgment that the merger resolution is valid, but there was no mention about the properties or institutions, the judgment simply meant that UBMC can worship/gather/meet together with CSI as they wish. However the court was silent when it came to properties or institutions belonging to UBMC.• Nov 2011, the UBMC (opposition party) has won in Hon High court, which is what Bishop J.S. Sadananda is talking about.• The drama created by UBMC (merger party) or shall we call them Ex UBMC, still continues till today with the help of few handful pastors, and they are deceiving the congregation.• They should stop all these nonsense and let CSI be CSI. UBMC which has udapi, mangalore & kasargoad, etc. let them function as UBMC.Warning: UBMC cannot join CSI or vice versa, according the CSI constitution of sec 15.Message to Bishop J.S. SadanandaPrevious bishops have kept the congregation in the dark, but I would like to warn you that you cannot win the case no matter what, because of CSI constitution sec 15. Also the diocese has sold many properties under your administration, even though you do not have the rights to do so. This is blatant cheating and misappropriation of power, hence sooner or later you will face this in court.Hassan, Mysore, Mandya Chickmangalore and chamrajnagar, these congregations have the right to get together and can elect our own bishop, because you do not have the right to control us. This is in line with the judgment from the Hi-court.General OpinionDue to the havoc created among simple minded people (UBMC and CSI) there was a murder that happened in a family in Anandpura congregation. Due to the power madness of leaders from UBMC such terrible death took place, leaders who belong to these institutions at that time are answerable for such terrible death among us. Are we not called to be Christians who are supposed to be peace lovers and walking in the footsteps of Jesus?Suggestion to UBMC (Mangalore, Udapi, Kasrgoad & Madekeri)Since you have upheld the original UBMC ethos, also the Hon. High Court has also declared in your favor you can continue to work promote UBMC as usual.Any replies questions please contact : [email protected] [Ecumenical News International] A diocese of the Church of South India (CSI) is preparing an appeal against a court order that has virtually stripped it of more than half its churches and institutions, inherited from the Basel Mission church.“We are preparing a strong appeal to get this order quashed. We are hopeful that our appeal will be upheld by the (federal) Supreme Court,” Bishop J.S. Sadananda of CSI’s Karnataka Southern Diocese told ENInews Feb. 3 in a telephone interview.The high court of Karnataka on Jan. 23 had ruled that the CSI diocese can no longer manage 40 of its 80 churches as well as over two dozen schools, hospitals and other institutions, citing technicalities in the transfer of these properties from the United Basel Mission Church in India (UBMC).The UBMC, based in the west coast of India, had not joined in 1947 the CSI union, which was formed from the merger of Anglican and Protestant churches and is one of the oldest church unions in the world. The UMBC merged with the CSI in 1968 and transferred its properties to the CSI in 1972.Some of the Basel Mission church members who objected to the church union, Sadananda pointed out, challenged it in court. The legal dispute went all the way to the Supreme Court which in 1988 upheld validity of the “merger” of the Basel Mission and the CSI.“The [present] high court verdict against us is based more on technicalities [of the transfer of properties]. We are hopeful that the Supreme Court will uphold [the appeal] as it has already approved the merger of the Basel Mission church with CSI,” Sadananda noted.Despite the negative verdict, he said, the high court has given 90 days for the CSI diocese to appeal the verdict, after which the court would hand over the administration of churches and institutions in dispute to a government receiver. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Comments (4) Comments are closed. 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Satya Kumar (Hassan) says: Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ February 10, 2013 at 1:22 am Dear Mr.Satya kumar thank you for your detailed information I hope and pray your opinion is independentThe fact is almost 99% members of congregation either CSI or UBM do not have any idea about their history . This dispute is the game above our head without our knowledge and will we become the prey for the games of spiritual religion should be part of life and enhance the progress of its member but here valuable contribution of t he present generation and countless scarifies of missionaries are mistaken and misused by few people for their primary or secondary gain. church lost its sanctity theology is personalized and redefined for their personal need and acquisition of personal wealth or emphasizing their personal ethos . The protestant Christian society is mislead by creating fight and vengeance within so that our so called spiritual leaders can rule as they wish by keeping members at dark and directionless . ‘Yes brother they killed our GOD “and continue killing. I pray that my brothers and sisters can understand the filthy politics and come out of it, to build churches where there is clarity of spirituality and culture and also to understant the their spirutal ownershipis not only their rights but responsibilities too and to go back to the glorious days of contribuitng protestant christian community not as “Protesting community” Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Johnson Benet says: Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Church of South India diocese to challenge ruling on properties Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET February 11, 2012 at 1:50 am I think Mr. J.S.Sadanda has not read the judgment copie of the high court as well Supreme court.The Supreme court never approved the merger of ubmc wioth csi it is false claim in high court also he and csi argued the same in contempt case and in present case too. Even after the judgment Mr.Sadanada singing the same song.In this judgment court never appointed the reciver it is directed to district Court mangalore appoint new trustees of ubmc. Mr. Sadananda cannot fool public. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS February 12, 2012 at 6:28 am It seems CSI has not learned its lesson. They are obviously scared of answering hundreds of people who have purchased properties/rights from them. How will they compensate them? The Hon’ble High Court has said that even a decree is not necessary to declare the regd. documents executed by CSITA as void and invalid. The Bishop is again playing with the words and committing contempt of Court. The Hon’ble Supreme Court never stated in it’s decision that the merger is valid. It only stated that the resolution is valid but at the same time also stated that it is not implemented endorsing the pain taken by the Hon’ble High court in coming to the conclusion that the merger resolution is not implemented. He has already committed contempt of Court by forcibly taking physical possession of the UBMC Amanna Memorial Church at Haleyangadi through his henchmen, after pronouncement of the decision is Scheme suit. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 last_img read more

In ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ an ode to the gas lamp

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By Jennifer Tucker, Wesleyan University“Mary Poppins Returns” transports audiences back to 1930s London.The beloved nanny at the center of the original 1964 hit film will return, this time played by Emily Blunt.But Mary’s original companion, Bert, a chimney sweep played by Dick Van Dyke, has been replaced by Jack, a lamplighter played by Lin-Manuel Miranda.Some fans of the original might be disappointed to see Bert cede screen time to Jack. But as a historian of Victorian science, I was delighted to see a bygone industrial technology – the gas lamp – take center stage.‘Artificial suns’First installed in the 18th century, the earliest public street lamps used fish oil and wicks.The reflector lamp, invented in Paris in 1760, became a popular update to existing oil lamps. Using several wicks and silver-plated copper reflectors, these lamps could cast light down and sideways, strengthening the glow.These lamps were hailed as artificial suns – a new technology that could turn night into day.But it still wasn’t good enough. Compared to today’s lighting, they barely emitted a flicker. “Standing directly underneath one,” a contemporary griped, “one might as well be in the dark.”As the historian Wolfgang Schivelbusch explains in his book “Disenchanted Night,” gas ushered in a new era of street lighting technology. The first gas pipes were made from the barrels of old musket guns, and the lamp casings were coated in lime-oxide, which glow white-hot in a gas flame.The result was a lamp that burned much brighter than its predecessors.London’s Monthly Magazine reported: “One branch of the lamps illuminated with gas affords a greater intensity of light than 20 common lamps lighted with oil. The light is beautifully white and brilliant.”The Victorian periodical The Westminster Review wrote that the introduction of gas lamps would do more to eliminate immorality and criminality on the streets than any number of church sermons.The first gas lighting systems were installed in 1802 in a foundry in Birmingham, England’s 18th-century version of America’s Silicon Valley. As part of King George III’s birthday celebration, London’s Pall Mall became the first place lit by gaslight in 1807.Over the following decades, thousands of gas lamps went up across London and in cities around the world.The professional lamplighterMore lamps, however, created a need for more labor. Every evening, each lamp needed to be manually sparked; each morning, the flame needed to be manually quenched.Teams of lamplighters would meander through the city streets, using long poles to spark the gas. Gas lamps could be temperamental, so lamplighters also needed to clean and mend the lantern glass, which could crack and attracted dust and soot.A team of British lamplighters pose with their poles c. 1930.Chris Sugg, CC BY-SAThe lamplighter soon entered popular culture. Charles Dickens’ first comedy, “The Lamplighter,” debuted in 1838.The Scottish writer R.L. Stevenson popularized the Scottish term for lamplighters – “leerie” – in his 1885 poem, “The Lamplighter”:My tea is nearly ready and the sun has left the sky;It’s time to take the window to see the Leerie going by; For every night at teatime and before you take your seatWith lantern and with ladder he comes posting up the street. In 19th-century England, lamplighters had a far better reputation than “Dusty Bobs,” the term used for chimney sweeps like Bert.Chimney sweeping was a desperately poor trade. Because the job often involved children clambering up and down sooty chimneys, Victorian labor reformers viewed it with horror.Lamplighters, in contrast, were paid better and were praised for their work illuminating darkened streets and allowing people to feel safer.A 1930 cartoon from the periodical Punch features a bicycle-riding lamplighter.Chris Sugg.The romance of the gas lampBy the 1870s, gas lamps were being forced to compete with a newer form of street lighting: electricity. The electrical arc lamp first lit streets in London in 1878; more than 4,000 were in use by 1881. The United States quickly adopted arc lighting, and by 1890 over 130,000 were in operation.It took decades, however, for electricity to finally usurp gas in most British cities. Electricity was expensive, and many city dwellers thought the light emitted was too bright.In response to the challenge of electricity, inventors such as the engineer William Sugg pushed for improvements to the gas lamps to increase their reliability and power. In 1881, Robert Louis Stevenson published an essay titled “A Plea For Gas Lamps,” in which he lamented the “ugly blinding glare” of electric light.The cover of ‘Daylight by Night,’ a 1931 publication put together by the British Commercial Gas Association, depicts the soft glow of London’s gas-lit streets.The British Commercial Gas Association.The British Commercial Gas Association produced a book, “Daylight by Night,” which used photographs and watercolor illustrations to show the magical quality of a city at nightfall lit by gas.Sugg, Stevenson, the gas companies and others were able to temporarily delay the march of electricity: Historical journals such as Municipal Engineering indicate that into the 1930s, there were still over 100,000 gas lamps in London, ranging from the powerful lamps in the main thoroughfares to small low-pressure lamps in the outlying suburbs.Around 1,500 gas lamps remain in London, the majority of which are in world-famous London streets such as Whitehall and Regent Street, near Kensington and Buckingham Palace. These lamps have withstood electricity, the Blitz and urban renewal, and their survival is a testament to the care of generations of lamplighters, as well as the adoration of a nostalgic public.Meanwhile, the bicycle-riding lamplighter carrying his pole and ladder has become an iconic symbol of Ye Olde England, along with hansom cabs, Big Ben and the bells of St. Paul’s. “Mary Poppins Returns” production designer John Myhre has worked all of these symbols into the film to give it the distinct feel of 1930s London, although the lamps featured in the film more closely mimic those of the 1880s.Today, a team of specialists light and maintain the gas lamps that remain in London.No longer do they go from lamp to lamp by bicycle. Instead, they zip around the city on motorized scooters.Modern gas lamp lighters on the job in London.  Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Jennifer Tucker is an Associate Professor of History and Science in Society at Wesleyan University. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. TAGSMary Poppins ReturnsThe Conversation Previous articleJesus is watching the applesNext articleRising mortgage rates are a thorn in otherwise rosy conditions for homebuyers Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment!center_img Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Home for The Homeless / xystudio

first_img “COPY” Projects Poland Social Housing Photographs Area:  1485 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931159/home-for-the-homeless-xystudio Clipboard Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Dryvit, Ponzio, Wienerberger, XellaAuthor Architects:Filip Domaszczynski, Dorota Sibinska, Marta NowosielskaDesign Team:Anna Pralat, Joanna PodleśnaCity:JankowiceCountry:PolandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of xystudioRecommended ProductsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Prexury®StonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. Shelter in Jankowice is an unusual building. It is designed for homeless people who are life-deficient and for whom there is no place in the care system. They are too healthy to live in a social welfare home and too “unhealthy” to use dormitory. Nun Chmielewska decided to build the “HOME” for them. A large one-story building with a wavy roof blends into the surrounding fields and hills. It is not possible to see it from the road. It is hidden behind old trees growing around the former school playground. All windows have a beautiful, idyllic view. The building is divided into three main zones separated by brick walls. In the entrance zone, there is a public area: a chapel, offices, rehabilitation rooms, a common room, and a canteen.Save this picture!Courtesy of xystudioSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!Courtesy of xystudioIn the next part, we have 19 rooms with bathrooms adapted for various degrees of disability and studios. Finally, there is a section for those who sacrificed their lives to caring for the homeless – three tiny apartments with kitchenettes. Jankowice is is a tiny village far away from the city. You need to reach it, and the pupils need 24h care. We tried to design the part for carers in such a way as to give them a substitute for privacy – they have their own place where they can cut off from the surrounding reality. There are double rooms with shared bathrooms. The rooms are tiny because there is only a place to sleep. Thanks to that residents are encouraged to leave it during the day – it is an important part of resocialization.Save this picture!Courtesy of xystudioIn opposition to open glazed spaces, sleeping “cells” are small and cozy at the same time. A kitchen is designed in such a way that the residents can help in simple work. There is also a dining room and a common-room. Courtyard – it is the most important place. Thanks to glazing, it gives a sense of more space and easier to control residents for a small number of carers, which is the main function. Especially that Nun says, that proteges are capable to do everything. The courtyard is decorated with a beautiful mural “Four Seasons” by Marcin Czaja. This is Nuns idea. She wanted to add some color and break the asceticism of this building.Save this picture!Courtesy of xystudioSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!Courtesy of xystudioThe building is fully accessible to the disabled. It was to be ecological, self-sufficient and cheap to operate. Part of it worked. We had to give up heat pumps due to rapid current increases and the geological zone. Gas heating turned out to be much more economical and importantly, much easier to operate. We applied floor heating, ventilation with recuperation, warm walls, and windows, ecological sewage treatment plant, rainwater tanks for watering the area. We used ecological materials. Facades are made of rejected materials, a bit like these people, picked up from different places. There is a brick from a 200-year-old mill, there are breaths from demolished old barns. We tried to make the building in such a contemporary form close to the inhabitants through materials that you can touch.Save this picture!Courtesy of xystudioA bench and roofing are very important elements. You can demand a lot from the inhabitants, but you can’t cure them of cigarette addiction. That’s why we create covered terraces and benches for smokers because this “addiction” helps them in integration. On the front of the building we have – a long, old log – place where everyone sits, smokes, observes and most importantly – talks. During the opening, I sat on a magical bench and after a while, I already talked with complete strangers about the weather, cleaning, and flowers. Not a single tree suffered during construction.Save this picture!Courtesy of xystudioProject gallerySee allShow lessVoids Cafe / Studio SKLIMSelected ProjectsHow Will Future Generations Respond to Modern-Day Memorial Architecture?ArticlesProject locationAddress:Jankowice 38A, 27-530 Jankowice, PolandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Home for The Homeless / xystudioSave this projectSaveHome for The Homeless / xystudio Architects: xystudio Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Photographs:  One Light Studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  2019 “COPY” Home for The Homeless / xystudio CopyAbout this officexystudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingOn FacebookJankowicePolandPublished on January 01, 2020Cite: “Home for The Homeless / xystudio” 01 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopySocial Housing•Jankowice, Poland Save this picture!Courtesy of xystudio+ 23Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931159/home-for-the-homeless-xystudio Clipboardlast_img read more

Charity Commissioner promotes collaboration

first_imgCharity Commissioner promotes collaboration Howard Lake | 3 May 2001 | News  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Chief Charity Commissioner John Stoker has called on charities to engage more in joint working in order to counter public concerns about waste and duplication in the charity sector.Chief Charity Commissioner John Stoker has called on charities to engage more in joint working in order to counter public concerns about waste and duplication in the charity sector.Read Charities urged to shake off ‘big business’ image by Nicola Hill at SocietyGuardian. You can also read the full text of John Stoker’s speech at the Charity Finance Directors’ Group annual conference at SocietyGuardian. 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

MBE for Southern Water’s charity champion

first_img  47 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Recruitment / people 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. Kevin Buck, Chairman of the Southern Water’s WaterAid Committee, was today (Thurs Oct 30) awarded an MBE for his services to the charity.Kevin, of Shoreham, West Sussex, began his 19-year-involvement with WaterAid by running the staff lottery within Southern Water. He has since held various roles within the committee, including the position of Treasurer and for the past four years, Chairman. A staggering £1million has been raised, with Kevin’s help, so far for WaterAid.Kevin visited India with WaterAid in 1993, which he describes as the most humbling experience of his life:“To see the real difference the money we were raising made to so many lives was incredible. The trip inspired me to continue to do as much as I could to help. The main focus of WaterAid has always been ‘helping people help themselves’, and this remains as strong today as when it was first established as a charitable trust back in 1981.“Seeing the smiles on children’s faces, when all we were doing was helping them have the basics in life, was something I will never forget.”Of his MBE, Kevin said:“To receive this sort of recognition is a huge honour but very humbling. Although I have been recognised for this award, it is very much a team effort. The fantastic fundraising achievements have been the result of the committee as a whole.”Nikki Skipper, WaterAid’s Regional Development Manager, said:“Kevin is exceptional – his support is long-standing, and, if anything, it has increased significantly over the last few years. He is also very modest about his achievements and I cannot think of anyone more deserving of this honour, Kevin has been one of our most committed and active supporters. He has inspired literally thousands of people to support WaterAid’s projects.”WaterAid is a leading independent organisation which enables the world’s poorest to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education. Southern Water, its employees and customers have been supporting WaterAid since 1981 by promoting its vital work and organising and taking part in fundraising events.For information about WaterAid’s projects please visitwww.wateraid.orgEndsContacts:WaterAid – Lisa Martin Tel: 020 7793 4524 [email protected] Water – Karen Hoy Tel: 01903 272621 [email protected] to editors:WaterAid enables the world’s poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education. Our vision is of a world where everyone has access to these basic human rights which underpin health, education and livelihoods forming the first, essential step in overcoming poverty.* At least 5000 children die every day as a result of diseases caused by unclean water and poor sanitation.* 884 million people in the world do not have access to safe water. This is roughly one in eight of the world’s population.* 2.5 billion people in the world do not have access to adequate sanitation, this is almost two fifths of the world’s population.* WaterAid projects providing safe water, sanitation and hygiene education cost just £15 per head.Southern Water, its employees and customers have supported WaterAid since its creation by organising and taking part in fundraising events and making donations.Recent achievements:* In 2007, Southern Water exceeded its fundraising target of £200,000 for the year, which helped more than 13,000 people.* The company has since raised more than £130,000 for WaterAid at a charity ball in March and raised a further £9,000 in July at a golf day.* On Saturday, October 4 2008, Southern Water held its second charity race day in aid of WaterAid at Fontwell Park Racecourse, near Arundel in West Sussex, rasing nearly £100,000 for WaterAid – enough to help more than 6,000 people. This has helped Southern Water succeed our fund-raising target of £250,000 for the year.* Employees also take part in a monthly WaterAid lottery directly through their pay, with cash prizes every month across the industry.Kevin Buck works in Domestic Collections at Southern Water’s Durrington site in Worthing, for more information visit:http://www.southernwater.co.ukFor more information contact:Lisa MartinWaterAidt: 020 7793 4524e: [email protected] McilwraithWaterAidt: +44(0)20 7793 4909e: [email protected] Howard Lake | 31 October 2008 | News MBE for Southern Water’s charity championlast_img read more

Dance4Daisy invites school children to flash mob for charity

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 At 11am on 6th April children at each school will be asked to congregate in the hall or outside and perform the dance. Schools will be encouraged to film their school participating to be streamed to The PE Suite website. Each participating child will be asked for a voluntary contribution of £1, and will be awarded a medal from Cancer Research UK.Sue Dent, director at The PE Suite, said:“As well as being a meaningful community project that will unite primary schools and raise money for a very brave little girl, Dance4Daisy will give teachers an engaging and fun focus for their PE lessons in the coming weeks.”Information on the event and how to participate is available on The PE Suite’s website. There is also a fundraising page on GoFundMe.  69 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: fundraising events Fundraising ideas music Dance4Daisy invites school children to flash mob for charity Melanie May | 16 February 2017 | Newscenter_img  70 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 A fundraising campaign that encourages school children around the country to take part in a flash mob-style event has launched.The PE Suite’s Dance4Daisy campaign aims to get schools to participate in a six-week programme of virtual dance tuition, which will culminate in a simultaneous nationwide performance on 6th April. The campaign is being run in association with Cancer Research UK and Love Your Hospital, and aims to raise funds for 4-year-old cancer sufferer, Daisy Wigginton, and the hospital ward where she is receiving treatment.The free tuition will be delivered via interactive whiteboards and projectors with a professionally choreographed routine to Daisy and the Minions’ favourite song: Pharrell Williams’s ‘Happy’ that can be taught during PE lessons. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Opinion: All Saints Church Statement on Marriage Equality

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Make a comment At All Saints Church, Pasadena, we rejoice that today the Supreme Court Justices ruled on the just side of history in affirming the dignity of LGBT families and affirming the reality that Prop 8 served no purpose other than to discriminate against gay couples — thereby violating our Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection under the law.And by striking down Section 3 of DOMA, we celebrate the fact that thousands of married lesbian and gay couples – including the forty-six couples married at All Saints in 2008 — will be better able to protect one another and their children because they will no longer face legal federal discrimination and obstruction in their care for one another.“Today’s victory is a result of years of hard work by same-sex couples, their families, allies, and advocates to create the climate for the Court’s ruling,” said All Saints rector Ed Bacon. “All Saints Church has been privileged to be a partner in this struggle for justice and equality for over twenty years.”“The truth is that when gay people share in the freedom to marry, it makes families stronger, which makes communities, states, and our nation stronger. I am confident that here at All Saints Church in Pasadena we know it has made our church stronger.”When Proposition 8 passed in 2008, the vestry of All Saints Church unanimously adopted the following resolution:WHEREAS, our active participation in the discriminatory system of civil marriage is inconsistent with Jesus’ call to strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being; andWHEREAS, All Saints Church is called to make the sacrament of marriage equally available to all couples, regardless of their sexual orientation;NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Rector, Wardens and Vestry do declare that the sacramental right of marriage is available to all couples, but that the clergy of All Saints Church will not sign civil marriage certificates so long as the right to marry is denied to same-sex couples.Soon same-sex couples will be able to marry legally in 13 states and Washington, DC. More than 93 million Americans – nearly a third of the population – live in a jurisdiction with the freedom to marry.Today we celebrate with those who now have the freedom to marry and we look forward to being able to offer both equal blessing and equal protection to the couples coming to us for marriage at All Saints Church.Yet we know that the struggle for equality is far from over. We know that there are millions of others across the country who will still be treated as second-class citizens. And we know that today’s two steps forward on marriage equality come on the heels of yesterday’s one step back on voting rights. Therefore, we will continue to work with partners across the country until equality is a reality for every American as we live out God’s values of love, justice and compassion.*******At 12:10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, Ed Bacon will address the Supreme Court rulings in his sermon at the Noon Eucharist. All are welcome. Due to construction in the church building, the service will take place in the FORUM, downstairs in Regas House. All Saints Church is located at 132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena (across Euclid from Pasadena City Hall).For more information contact Keith Holeman, Director of Communications at All Saints Church, at [email protected] or (626) 583-2739.center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Faith & Religion News Opinion: All Saints Church Statement on Marriage Equality By ALL SAINTS CHURCH RECTOR, WARDENS & VESTRY Published on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | 11:18 am Subscribe Community News Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff 23 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

A triptych of exhibitions welcomes the re-opening of Limerick City Gallery…

first_imgBelltable:Connect invites applications for Translating Live to Online Workshops this Autumn Previous articleHSE nursing homes are charging top dollarNext articlePublic meeting about introduction of Directly Elected Mayor for Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSArtistartsexhibitionLCGALimerick City and CountyLimerick City Gallery of ArtNews Limerick on Covid watch list Advertisement Linkedin TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Email Printcenter_img Limerick Post Show | At Home On The Farm Exhibition Fiona O Dwyer pictured at the Limerick City Gallery of Art as it re opened and launched the Trilogy of Exhibitions on Thursday night.Pic Brian ArthurLimerick City Gallery of Art re-opened to the public with a triptych of exhibitions following an extensive amount of upgrade work carried out, the majority of which is behind the scenes, to the value of almost half a million euro.The works were essential building improvements including fire safety works, and while there is no change to the look of the gallery, behind the scenes, things are running much more smoothly.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The upgrade works did allow time to re-arrange the reception which is now described as being more welcoming to the thousands of monthly visitors.To celebrate the re-opening of the only municipal-funded gallery outside of Dublin, three exhibitions began their summer-run, two of which reflect the diversity of work being created here in the Mid-West in the 21st century.Fiona O Dwyer , Dep Mayor Gerald Mitchell and Robert Ryan pictured at the Limerick City Gallery of Art as it re opened and launched the Thrillogy of Exhibitions on Thursday night.Pic Brian ArthurVOYAGES is an exhibition by the pioneering artist from the last century, Mary Swanzy.  Her record of achievements is unsurpassed by her better-known contemporaries yet this exhibition, curated by Sean Kissane of IMMA, is the first in Ireland in over 50 years.  She once remarked that “if I had been born Henry instead of Mary my life would have been very different”, revealing that she was conscious of the ways in which gender impacted on her career.  This exhibition seeks to reintroduce audiences to this artist’s extraordinary achievements and reinstate her as a Modern Irish Master.  Limerick is one of only three locations for this exhibition in Ireland, the others being Dublin and Cork.Fiona O’ Dwyer, whose exhibition has the intriguing title, I Went Up the Mountain with Someone Else’s Story and Came Down with my Own, is an accomplished artist who hails from Co. Tipperary, lives in Clare and is a graduate of LIT Limerick School of Art and Design and this is her first solo exhibition to a wider audience.  The work follows on from many years exploring ideas around familial history.  At its heart is an account of her father’s experience in the woodlands and mountain slopes of Tipperary as a source of income in the 1950s.  O’ Dwyer uses carefully selected materials to create an intricate body of work using 21st century technology and casting methods from the Bronze Age.Forgotten Existence is the title of Robert Ryan’s exhibition. This solo exhibition is also Ryan’s first in LCGA and is imbued with his personal connection to Lough Gur where he was born and lives.  Ryan’s art and artistic temperament arises from these elements, particularly the land and the many visible remnants of human occupation and animal husbandry stretching back over 8,000 years that are still etched clearly into it.  It is the quality of ‘otherness’ that draws us in… they capture our attention through their sense of mystery and otherworldly mystique.  I have no doubt that these paintings will capture you and draw you into the ‘otherworld’.Speaking at the re-opening Cllr Gerald Mitchell, who was deputising for the Mayor of the City and County of Limerick said, “Having local artists exhibit locally is a very strong feature of LCGA, giving them the opportunity to exhibit their work in this fine gallery.“But what is also important are the connections LCGA has established with national and regional institutions such as IMMA which all help to increase the profile of Limerick’s vision of what it is and will be.”Artist Robert Ryan pictured at the Limerick City Gallery of Art as it reopened and launched the Trilogy of Exhibitions on Thursday night.Pic Brian ArthurDirector/ Curator of Limerick City Gallery of Art, Una McCarthy said “I’m thrilled that we have been able to complete this phase of the works in super quick time, for which I extend my thanks to the building contractors, Collins BCE of Limerick.“I am also delighted that we will have three strong exhibitions including Lough Gur resident Robert Ryan, Clare resident, Fiona O’Dwyer and the much-anticipated exhibition, Voyages, by Mary Swanzy.  Truly a rich feast for the eyes”.Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA) is one of the leading contemporary art galleries in Ireland and home to an important collection of Irish 18th to 21st-century art in all media, with the National Collection of Contemporary Drawing and the Michael O’Connor International Poster Collection part of it Collections.The Permanent Collection is exhibited on a rotation basis throughout the year in its dedicated exhibition gallery. Artists within the Permanent Collection are Paul Henry, Jack B. Yeats, Sean Keating, Charles Lamb, Letitia Hamilton, Grace Henry, Sarah Purser, Walter Verling, Donald Teskey, John Shinnors, and many more.Loans from the Permanent Collection have been given to venues in Ennis, Drogheda, Hunt Museum, while this summer loans will also be given to Somerset House in London. WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Call out for Limerick artists to apply for Tyrone Guthrie Bursary 2020 LifestyleArtsNewsA triptych of exhibitions welcomes the re-opening of Limerick City Gallery of ArtBy Staff Reporter – June 25, 2019 260 last_img read more