231 Front Street, Lahaina, HI 96761 [email protected] 808.123.4567

NicozDiamond Insurance Limited (NICO.zw) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgNicozDiamond Insurance Limited (NICO.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about NicozDiamond Insurance Limited (NICO.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NicozDiamond Insurance Limited (NICO.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NicozDiamond Insurance Limited (NICO.zw)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileNICOZDIAMOND Insurance provides short-term insurance solutions for the personal, business and commercial sectors. The personal insurance and all-risk portfolios cover private households aswell as all outbuildings, pool pumps, gates and walls, and extended to cover movable content in private dwellings, motor vehicle insurance for private-use vehicles with a carrying capacity of over 2-tons and used for private purposes, jewelry, cameras, mobile phones, sports equipment, bicycles, spectacles and mobile devices. The company was established in 2002 with the merger of National Insurance Company of Zimbabwe and Diamond Insurance Company; it operates in three countries (Zimbabwe, Uganda and Malawi); has consistently received A-rating status from the Global Credit Rating Company in South Africa; and is one of the few short-term insurance companies in Zimbabwe to hold an ISO certification from the Standards Association of Zimbabwe. Nicoz Diamond Insurance Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

University Press (UPL.ng) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgUniversity Press (UPL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about University Press (UPL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the University Press (UPL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: University Press (UPL.ng)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileUniversity Press Plc (UPPLC) publishes, prints, markets and distributes books in Nigeria for the education and general reading sectors. Educational books cover curriculum titles for the pre-primary, primary, junior, senior secondary and tertiary sectors. The company also produces material for teacher training, research categories and general reading as well as dictionaries, encyclopedias and language and cultural publications. University Press Plc was founded in 1949 and formerly known as Oxford University Press Nigeria. The company started publishing and printing indigenous titles in 1963 when it came out with the first ever local educational publication in Nigeria. Today, University Press Plc is the oldest publishing house in Nigeria exporting to a broad selection of countries in the rest of Africa. Its company head office is in Ibadan, Nigeria. University Press Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Shoprite Holdings Plc (SHOPRT.zm) 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgShoprite Holdings Plc (SHOPRT.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Shoprite Holdings Plc (SHOPRT.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Shoprite Holdings Plc (SHOPRT.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Shoprite Holdings Plc (SHOPRT.zm)  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileShoprite Group of Companies is an investment holding company with an extensive international network of retail and wholesale food and non-food outlets. The holding company is based in South Africa (RSA) and operates through four segments: Supermarkets RSA, Supermarkets Non-RSA, Furniture and Other. The group has more than 2 600 outlets in 15 countries across Africa and on Indian Oceans islands. Shoprite Group of Companies expanded into Africa from 1995; the first supermarket that opened outside of South Africa was in Lusaka, Zambia. The subsidiary company in Zambia falls under Supermarkets Non-RSA, which incorporates established brands in its stable; Shoprite, Checkers, Checkers Hyper, Usave and Hungry Lion. The company strives to offer a one-stop shopping destination for consumers, with a comprehensive range of food, household products, furniture, pharmaceuticals, appliances, and hair and beauty products. Shoprite Group of Companies is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Why I’d pick FTSE 250 shares ahead of the FTSE 100 to get rich after the stock market crash

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. 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. In simple terms, the components of the FTSE 100 are the UK’s biggest listed companies by market capitalisation. And the FTSE 250 represents the next 250 by size. But beyond that, we can observe some other generalised differences.The FTSE 100 is more weighted towards international companies, mainly because they tend to be bigger. And the FTSE 250 has a bigger weighting of UK-focused companies. There are obvious exceptions but, as I say, I’m just making some generalisations here.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…FTSE 100 for stabilityIf you’re looking for safe dividend-paying stocks, then the FTSE 100 is mostly where you’ll find them. Again that’s due to size, as the most reliable dividends come from mature firms that are strongly cash generative. The FTSE 250, meanwhile, is traditionally considered a better target for growth investors. After all, companies that make it to the FTSE 100 tend to achieve it by growing through the ranks of the lower indexes.Saying this, there have been some cracking growth stocks in the FTSE 100 over the years, and some great and dependable dividends paid by smaller companies. It’s a generalisation again, and you shouldn’t necessarily restrict yourself just because you’re either an income or a growth investor.FTSE 250 volatilityOne result of all this is that the FTSE 250 is generally more volatile than the FTSE 100. Over bullish phases, the smaller index tends to grow faster than its bigger sibling. But by the same token, a market crash can be harder on smaller indexes.We can see that by looking at recent history. In the 10 years to the end of December 2019, the FTSE 100 rose by 41%. That’s a pretty poor decade, but we have been in all sorts of economic turmoil over that period. Still, the FTSE 250 climbed 135% over the same period.The FTSE 100 might have provided better dividends as some sort of compensation, but there’s no denying the FTSE 250 was the winner over the decade. But what about the Covid-19 crash?Between 19 February, just before the panic set in, and a month later, the FTSE 100 lost 30% of its value. That’s pretty horrendous. But in the same timescale, the FTSE 250 fell 41%. When the top index started to level out, the second rank one kept on going down.FTSE 250 recovering strongerAs the stock market has started to recover, the FTSE 250 is moving quicker than the FTSE 100, confirming its greater volatility. Now, a few months is a very short term over which to compare these two investment measures.But if we look back over five years, the two are remarkably close together. The FTSE 250 was well ahead coming into 2020, but at the low point of the lockdown they showed almost exactly the same five-year performance. Today, after a bit of upwards movement, the FTSE 100 is showing a five-year loss of 6% while the FTSE 250 is bang on breakeven.Are we in for a strong stock market recovery in the next few years? Yes, I think so. I also think history suggests the FTSE 250 be the stronger performer. For those looking to buy index trackers, I know which one I’d go for, for sure. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Views expressed 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. Why I’d pick FTSE 250 shares ahead of the FTSE 100 to get rich after the stock market crash Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Alan Oscroft | Sunday, 21st June, 2020 See all posts by Alan Oscroftlast_img read more

Forget Bitcoin! I’d rather get rich slowly with this FTSE 100 stock

first_img David Barnes | Saturday, 4th July, 2020 | More on: RMV It’s not hard to see the appeal of Bitcoin. Big price surges such as the rise from under $1,000 to $20,000 in 2017 can make a lot of money in a very short space of time for those brave enough to invest.But I struggle with putting my money into something which has no fundamentals or underlying physical assets to own like property or gold. There are no company financials to inform your decisions, and the only value of Bitcoin is what the next person is prepared to pay.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…Why I’m looking to the FTSE 100 insteadI’m happier getting rich slowly with my investments, and I think the recent price dip in FTSE 100 company Rightmove (LSE: RMV) provides a good long-term entry point.Back in February, shares in Rightmove topped 700p and, despite a recent bounce from their year low of 373p, they are still trading more than 20% off their peak. A high P/E ratio of 27 is about average over the past two or three years. In my opinion this reflects the quality of the company you are buying.A monopoly on the property market?Rightmove has two big advantages. First, the FTSE 100 business is far and away the market leader. It has an 85% share of the market and substantially more listings than its nearest rival. Second, Rightmove has an operating profit margin of 74%. To put this into context, the stock market average is less than 10%.This market dominance and cash-rich position means Rightmove can steadily bump up its prices each year. This is exactly what it has done, churning out consistent revenue growth of 8-10% per year.The Estate Agents are revolting!Rightmove has not escaped the coronavirus pandemic unscathed. As you can imagine, closing down the property market for several months means fewer people are listing their properties. The FTSE 100 stock is predicting this will result in around a £90m hit to revenue this year.To entice more listings, Rightmove offered substantial discounts to agencies, which it recently extended until September. This forced estate agent-backed portal OnTheMarket to follow suit and has caused a backlash from the agents.I do see risk here. There is certainly a question mark around how quickly Rightmove will be able to return to the same level of yearly price increases without facing pressure from the estate agents. But I think the sheer scale, profitability and market dominance of this FTSE 100 juggernaut over its rivals will keep revenues ticking upwards for years to come.So I say forget about Bitcoin. I think Rightmove offers a much safer long-term investment, and I’ve put my money where my mouth is and invested my own hard-earned cash in the company. Forget Bitcoin! I’d rather get rich slowly with this FTSE 100 stock Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. See all posts by David Barnes Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares David Barnes owns shares in Rightmove. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Rightmove. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

New Jersey court rules churches can’t receive county’s historic preservation…

first_imgNew Jersey court rules churches can’t receive county’s historic preservation money Submit a Job Listing April 20, 2018 at 6:54 am Owners of a structure on the National Registry of Historical Places have obligations and restrictions when it comes to preservation of their building. This is the result of a consideration in the public interest that the building is of historical and cultural value to the community, in many cases preserving and embodying a part of the story and values of the community and contributing to the beauty of the community. That designation creates a partnership between the building ‘s owner and the community that should permit public participation in the funding for preservation. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Collierville, TN Faith & Politics Comments (2) New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books April 19, 2018 at 9:01 pm The state of Florida handles this by offering competitive matching grants to historic structures owned by churches only for the outer envelope. The rule is “what can be seen from the street.” Thus the public need to preserve historic structures is met while it is the responsibility of the church to maintain the inside of any structure used for religious purposes-even schools. Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA By David PaulsenPosted Apr 19, 2018 Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Comments are closed. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Smithfield, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Featured Events 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Melinda Henderson says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Tags Rector Hopkinsville, KY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Early progress is seen in the slate roof replacement project at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, in this photo posted to the church’s Facebook page on Oct. 12.[Episcopal News Service] It was an offer too good for a congregation to refuse.Need your church tower preserved? Your roof replaced? Your parish house restored? Morris County, New Jersey, was ready to help, with a historic preservation grant program offering hundreds of thousands of dollars in upkeep assistance for a range of properties, including houses of worship.The problem: Such direct taxpayer assistance to churches violated the state constitution, the New Jersey Supreme Court has concluded, ruling April 18 against a list of defendants that includes 12 churches, three of them Episcopal churches.The potential financial ramifications for Morris County churches are significant. The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Morristown, as one prominent example, received a $294,000 grant in 2013 to restore its 1926 parish house and an additional $272,000 in 2015 to restore the church’s slate roof. The court did not require the Church of the Redeemer and the other 11 churches named in the lawsuit to repay the $4.6 million they received over four years, but the county is barred from awarding money to churches in the future.“The historic preservation grant we received saved our bacon,” Donald MacGowan, senior warden at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Mountain Lakes, told Episcopal News Service. The church, one of the defendants in the lawsuit, spent $450,000 on a new slate roof, including $262,000 from the county fund.“I have absolutely no idea what we would have done without their help.”The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation and a Morris County resident sued in 2015, arguing that the grant program was in clear violation of the Religious Aid Clause in the New Jersey Constitution. The county and churches countered that the grants were legal because they advanced the public’s interest in historic preservation and that excluding churches from such a program would violate the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment protection of religious freedom.Taxes, the state constitution says, can’t be used “for building or repairing any church or churches, place or places of worship, or for the maintenance of any minister or ministry.”Morris County’s Historic Preservation Trust Fund was created after a 2002 voter referendum. Its goal was to support acquisition and preservation of historic sites and facilities, and in nearly 16 years, it has awarded millions of dollars to a variety of sites, including numerous churches.“In Morris County, as in all counties in New Jersey and across the nation, churches and other religious buildings are a vital part of the historic fabric of where we live, interwoven in the history of how our county, state and nation developed,” Morris County Administrator John Bonanni said in a statement released after the state Supreme Court ruling.“We believe historic churches are a strong component of that overall rich history, and we have considered churches – only those eligible for the State or National Registers of Historic Places – among historic sites that have been eligible for consideration by the county’s historic preservation grant program.”The Church of the Redeemer received construction grants in 2013 and 2015. A county news release noted the church’s 2013 grant was the fund’s largest of the year. A 2015 news release touted the 1917 church’s Gothic Revival style, its architectural pedigree and its place on state and national historic registers.St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown, another church named in the lawsuit, received a 2012 grant of $428,000 to preserve the interior of its church tower. The state Supreme Court noted that the church’s application explicitly connected the project to the congregation’s ability to worship safely in the building.“These are really hard times for houses of worship. And we really do so much for the community,” the Rev. Janet Broderick, rector of St. Peter’s, told MorristownGreen.com after the state Supreme Court ruling.St. Peter’s in Mountain Lakes received $13,000 in 2015 for a preservation study, another $13,000 in 2016 for “construction documents” and $262,000 in 2017 for roof replacement. That project is detailed in photos posted on the church’s Facebook page.“Scaffolding came down today!” a Dec. 2 post announces. “The beauty of our new slate roof in time for the beginning of Advent!”Whatever the beauty of such projects, the state Supreme Court ruled, 7-0, that the county can’t pay for them.“The plain language of the Religious Aid Clause bars the use of taxpayer funds to repair and restore churches, and Morris County’s program ran afoul of that longstanding provision,” Chief Justice Stuart Rabner wrote in the decision, which reversed a lower court’s decision in favor of the county and churches.The other question raised by the lawsuit, however, was whether the county program was protected by a 2017 U.S. Supreme Court decision siding with a Missouri church, Trinity Lutheran, that had applied for state aid for day care playground improvements but was denied. The New Jersey court ruled that the Morris County program was different because it offered widespread benefits to churches, including for improvements that directly supported the congregations’ spiritual missions.“It’s shocking that it took a trip to the New Jersey Supreme Court to enforce such a plain constitutional command,” Freedom From Religion Foundation Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor said in a written statement. “New Jersey taxpayers can breathe a sigh of relief that their constitutional religious liberty rights have been protected.”Kenneth Wilber, the attorney representing the churches, disagreed with the court’s conclusion, calling the county grants “a neutral public welfare program.”“The purpose of these grants is not to aid religion but to advance the government’s secular interest in historic preservation,” Wilber told the Daily Record, invoking the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Trinity Lutheran case. “Denying churches grants because they are churches, without regard to the purpose of the grant, is exactly the kind of categorical exclusion Trinity Lutheran prohibits.”MacGowan acknowledged some residents may not be happy with tax dollars being spent on church buildings like St. Peter’s. “On the other hand, there’s a lot of history in Morris County, and it’s integral to who we are,” he said, and to preserve church buildings that embody that history often requires more money than today’s congregations can afford.“I feel terrible for the [churches] that will not now be able to do this,” he said.The county and churches could pursue their legal fight in federal court. For now, congregations like St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Mendham will have to move forward with any construction projects without the help of Morris County.“The issue for us, being a smaller congregation, is we don’t have a whole lot of money sitting around,” said the Rev. Shawn Carty, part-time rector of St. Mark’s, which was not a defendant in the court case but received a 2016 county grant of $30,000 to conduct a detailed preservation study.That study did not identify urgent need at St. Mark’s for any preservation projects on the scale of those carried out by the Episcopal churches named in the lawsuit, though Carty said he would have welcomed county assistance for smaller projects, such as repairing his church’s stained-glass windows.Carty said the preservation study alone was a significant value for the congregation, which has an average Sunday attendance of about 40. Such studies are a county requirement before sites can apply for money for construction projects.“So, we have a nice binder with lots of historic information about our building,” he said. “It’s unlikely that we would have paid for as significant and thorough a preservation study as was required by this.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Donald Caron says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AKlast_img read more

Toulouse beat Biarritz to win the Heineken Cup Final

first_imgSunday May 23, 2010 Toulouse beat Biarritz to win the Heineken Cup Final Toulouse won an unprecedented fourth European Cup trophy as they beat French rivals Biarritz 21-19 at the Stade de France yesterday. Biarritz came close late in the game with a try through league convert Karmichael Hunt, but two drop goals and three penalties from David Skrela, along with a penalty and drop from Florian Fritz, proved the difference in the end.The highly experienced Toulouse held on for a tense finish after Biarritz had squandered an early 9-3 lead that they probably should have built on. The win is the first for Toulouse since 2005, but their fourth in total.Biarritz back and England international Ian Balshaw said the best team on the day won.“I’m gutted to come that close and lose by two points. But for 60 minutes Toulouse dominated the game. We were flat, we weren’t combative and we lacked dynamism. Over the 80 minutes the best team won,” he said.“We had a bit of life in us in the last 20 minutes but we were just flat. I’m disappointed for the lads and the fans who travelled up. We were just off the boil and you can’t afford to be off the boil against a team like Toulouse,” Balshaw added.Former All Black Byron Kelleher, who has played for Toulouse since signing after the 2007 World Cup, was thrilled with the win. “Year after year, this competition gets tougher,” said now 34 year old Kelleher.“We’re just ecstatic to come out as European champions because it really is a challenge. It’s been a long, old season but a satisfactory one today.”For Karmichael Hunt, who scored the only try of the day, his stint with Biarritz and Rugby Union is now over. The League convert will now take on another massive challenge as he heads back to Australia to take up an AFL contract on the Gold Coast.He will be the first professional player to play all three codes, a feat that has even the 23 year old himself a little bemused.“It is a week away from when I land in Australia and meet my new team-mates and get used to a whole other game. It is all a bit too much to fathom at the moment. But my time at Biarritz has been special.“It is a crazy adventure but one that I am happy to be on,” he added. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel ADVERTISEMENT Trending 6 DAYS AGO HUGE controversy sees Borthwick call Pat Lam a liar during heated Prem clash 5 DAYS AGO Melbourne Rebels do their best to wreck Bryn Gatland 4 DAYS AGO Lam’s explanation of bizarre situation that caused heated touchline argument 5 DAYS AGO François Steyn’s ridiculous 60-metre drop goal which left commentators in hysterics 1 WEEK AGO WATCH: Brutal footage of the fight between Jake Ball and Alun Wyn Jones Great Tries 5 DAYS AGO Eye-opening compilation shows why Taulupe Faletau could harm Springboks this Summer 5 DAYS AGO The time Waisale Serevi used his iconic hitch-kick to carve up Scotland in 2000 1 WEEK AGO Veainu finishes superb try after octopus style offload from Waisea 2 WEEKS AGO FULL MATCH REPLAY: Huge stars on show when All Blacks host Pacific Island XV in 2004 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Hooker produces ridiculous speed to score 60-metre wonder try for Hurricanes View All Big Hits & Dirty Play 23 HOURS AGO Awesome new Etzebeth montage will have Springboks fans psyched for Summer Lions tour 5 DAYS AGO Melbourne Rebels do their best to wreck Bryn Gatland 5 DAYS AGO Eye-opening compilation shows why Taulupe Faletau could harm Springboks this Summer 5 DAYS AGO Re-live O’Driscoll’s EPIC try-saving tackle in 2003 RWC quarter-final 1 WEEK AGO AWESOME video shows the very biggest and best tackles of the 2020/21 season View All See It To Believe It 4 DAYS AGO Cheetah racer Habana reveals what was actually going through his mind that day 4 DAYS AGO Lam’s explanation of bizarre situation that caused heated touchline argument 5 DAYS AGO François Steyn’s ridiculous 60-metre drop goal which left commentators in hysterics 5 DAYS AGO Re-live O’Driscoll’s EPIC try-saving tackle in 2003 RWC quarter-final 6 DAYS AGO HUGE controversy sees Borthwick call Pat Lam a liar during heated Prem clash View All Funnies 2 WEEKS AGO Joe Marler elated in special interview as fans return to The Stoop 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: One of the luckiest and most bizarre tries you will EVER see 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Reds players caught out in hilarious celebration blooper vs Chiefs 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Faz, Piutau and Burns star in hilarious try fail compilation 4 WEEKS AGO MLR: Giltinis howler sees try overruled despite attempts to celebrate View All Amateur 32 WEEKS AGO Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community 69 WEEKS AGO RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you 69 WEEKS AGO RD BLITZ – Disaster, just when it looked so promising… 69 WEEKS AGO That glorious moment that will live on forever, like it or not 69 WEEKS AGO RD Blitz – PROP’S Lionel Messi wizardy creates incredible try View All Player Features 15 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bumping off tacklers and taking high balls, Rob Kearney had an impressive Super Rugby debut 21 WEEKS AGO Brian Moore on money in modern rugby and how it should never be compared to ‘outlier’ football 22 WEEKS AGO Tuisova’s wrecking ball montage will make you grateful you never made it as a pro 28 WEEKS AGO New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell is world class 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary focused on those from non-traditional backgrounds View All Related Content from the RugbyPass Network ‘What you do today is how you’re going to be remembered’: Spirit of Rugby – Ep 5 In Spirit of Rugby episode 5, Jim Hamilton talks Lions with Matt Dawson, Jeremy Guscott, Rob Kearney, Simon Shaw, Tom Croft and John Bentley. Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. Highlanders player ratings vs Brumbies | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman The Highlanders have given themselves a decent shout at playing in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final. Who were the top dogs in what was effectively a semi-final showdown with the Brumbies? Hurricanes player ratings vs Reds | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman How did the Hurricanes rate in their final game of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, their 43-14 victory over the Reds? Toulouse beat Biarritz to win the Heineken Cup Final | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

Summer House / LASC studio

first_img 2009 Area:  105 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: LASC studio Area Area of this architecture project Year:  CopyAbout this officeLASC studioOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseWoodRefurbishmentHousesSwedenPublished on September 21, 2011Cite: “Summer House / LASC studio” 21 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalVentilated / Double Skin FacadeSTAC BONDAssembly Systems – GluedLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemPodsTrimoModular Space SolutionsHanging LampsAxolightPendant Lights – HoopsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryCabinetsburgbadWall Cabinet – Sys30AcousticUnika VaevAcoustics – Ecoustic® Foliar TileMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?避暑别墅 / LASC Studio是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Summer House / LASC studioSave this projectSaveSummer House / LASC studio ArchDaily Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/169981/summer-house-lasc-studio Clipboard Photographs Save this picture!© STAMERS KONTOR+ 18 Share Houses Summer House / LASC studio “COPY” Photographs:  STAMERS KONTORText description provided by the architects. Set in the Swedish summer retreat area of Österlen, this conversion of an abandoned farmhouse re-thinks and plays on the notion of nostalgia and shelter, combining them with very contemporary desires for space, light and nature. Houses in the area are traditionally robust and nest-like for protection in the blustery, open landscape. But while the clients were attached to the traditional style, they also wanted to enjoy the nature indoors.Save this picture!© STAMERS KONTORRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaThe challenge of the conversion was to re-invent the elements that gave the house a sense of belonging. While elements like original windows and floors were kept, two thirds of the interior walls were torn down. The space was further opened up by inserting large window openings with hidden frames that dissolve in the existing fabric. Accordingly the fine detailing of the old windows is rather accentuated than opposed. Save this picture!floor planThis strategy of reducing the elements is present in all interventions. Materials are limited to concrete, pine wood and smooth white plaster. The pale and bleached palette connects to the scenery outside and is finished off by an infusion of bright coloured surfaces, relating to conceptions of context and memory. The colours are reminiscent of the clients’ many years in China, but also of summer days spent on the nearby beach with its bright towels and kites. The colours are never boldly presented, but appear and disappear as one transitions from one space to the other. Save this picture!© STAMERS KONTORThe precise placement of the stair, windows and floors emphasize the meetings of contrasting surfaces. The result is a contemporary simulation of the narrative that old houses often seem to possess. The two-sided stove is placed in the heart of the house, elevated slightly to bring the fire closer to eye-level. The placement of the stove marks the meeting of the new concrete floor with the old wooden floor. This meeting ends precisely at the edge of a large cut-out window. Save this picture!© STAMERS KONTORHaving a restrained budget to work with, the key design strategy was to opt for an ‘immaterial luxury’. Using only inexpensive materials opened up for adding elements made on site, like a heated concrete bathroom bench, a wooden shower niche or a custom made steel bench. The result is an unpretentious summerhouse that brings the focus of luxury back to being about experience and simplicity: the direct relation to nature, splashes of bright colours or the sound of water falling on wood.Save this picture!© STAMERS KONTORProject gallerySee allShow less2011 Jencks Award: Eric Owen MossArticlesPratt Institute 2011 Fall Lecture SeriesArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/169981/summer-house-lasc-studio Clipboard Sweden CopyHouses, Adaptive Reuse•Swedenlast_img read more

The Sixteen-Oak Barn / HilberinkBosch architects

first_img Contractor: Collaborator:Frenske WijnenSawing:Brabant HoutClient:project HILBERINKBOSCH at own propertyCity:BerlicumCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© René de WitRecommended ProductsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. Traditionally, most farmhouses in the Meierij of ’s Hertogenbosch, a former administrative realm or bailiwick, have their separate parts such as living quarters, storage space and cowsheds integrated into a single building. Over time, however, these compact buildings frequently became too cramped to house all of these functions and a separate barn was added. These were usually built from locally available materials and largely followed the structural pattern of the farmhouses themselves.Save this picture!© René de WitSave this picture!SectionIn 2017 we were told that seven of the century-old oak trees in our yard were in bad shape. They had to be cut down. Instead of following the usual path and selling the trees to the paper industry, we decided to reinstate an ancient tradition. And so, by replacing a collage of obsolete shelters and sheds, we would, in line with our farm’s monumental character, build a new barn with locally harvested materials employing traditional techniques. Besides a couple of oak tree trunks we obtained from the nearby Wamberg estate, there would be enough timber to construct the new barn from the trees we had to cut down.Save this picture!© René de WitOur new transverse barn is constructed with four tie-bar couple trusses that are connected by longitudinal stringers topped by a roof supported by rafters. The roof has an asymmetrical geometry with a steep and a low pitched side. There are three spaces inside the barn: a carport, a storage room and a workshop/meeting room for office use. The loft above the storage room is open to the workshop.Save this picture!© René de WitSave this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© René de WitA mobile sawmill was brought to the yard and used to cut the fresh tree trunks into structural timber for the frames and roof as well as planks for the façades. For this we used the best quality wood from the trees’ core sections and went in search of suitable uses for the remaining, less durable parts. Stanchions with bark were employed as slats to shield the glazing in the workshop and carport. Bark was mixed with concrete to construct the end walls so they would blend in with the wooded environment. Soft sapwood planks were used for concrete formwork to mould the imprint of fresh wood. Short lengths were cleaved and used as roofing shingles. The roughness of this cleaved timber ensures that this untreated roofing will last for decades. And finally, the rest was chopped and stacked for firewood in the barn’s recessed north façade.Save this picture!© René de WitUntreated timber, concrete and glass have been intermingled in various ways. The irregular dimensions of the wood used to build the formwork resulted in far from perfect concrete surfaces. Remnants of the sapwood formwork became embedded in the concrete and tannic acid from the fresh timber left discolorations. Iron and steel inclusions in the trees, such as barbed wire and shrapnel, presumably dating from 1944, brought imperfections to the timber. These additional circumstances created an unexpected layer of traces in wood and concrete.Save this picture!Construction DiagramThe barn’s esthetics have been strongly influenced by coincidence. It lends this contemporary building a vital expression that merges old and new in a wonderful and extraordinary way.Save this picture!© René de WitProject gallerySee allShow lessX-Architects’ to Design an Urban Mosque That Forms the “Heart of the Neighborhood” i…Unbuilt ProjectBeauty Matters at the Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2019 as Curators are AnnouncedArchitecture News Share Photographs:  René de Wit Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project The Netherlands “COPY” The Sixteen-Oak Barn / HilberinkBosch architectsSave this projectSaveThe Sixteen-Oak Barn / HilberinkBosch architects Photographs Zandenbouw, Aarle-Rixtel “COPY” Lead Architects: Architects: HILBERINKBOSCH Architecten Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/894905/the-sixteen-oak-barn-hilberinkbosch-architects Clipboardcenter_img Houses The Sixteen-Oak Barn / HilberinkBosch architects Projects 2018 CopyHouses•Berlicum, The Netherlands ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/894905/the-sixteen-oak-barn-hilberinkbosch-architects Clipboard Annemariken Hilberink, Geert Bosch Manufacturers: D-Line, HIMMEE, Dick van Hoff Ontwerpen, Zandenbouw Save this picture!© René de Wit+ 19Curated by María Francisca González Share CopyAbout this officeHILBERINKBOSCH ArchitectenOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBerlicumThe NetherlandsPublished on May 24, 2018Cite: “The Sixteen-Oak Barn / HilberinkBosch architects” 24 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Extension of Identity House / Paseo Architecture

first_imgManufacturers: AutoDesk, Alumex, Corona, Local Wood, White lebanese stoneDesign Team:Hazar Saed, Rimi Bou HamdanArchitect In Charge:Tarek IbrahimEngineering:Hisham Abo IbrahimStructural Engineer:PaseoarchitectureSenior Architect:PaseoarchitectureCountry:LebanonMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Bahaa GhoussainyRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0PaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcText description provided by the architects. The question of identity in architecture and its application, has been a crucial question in which lots of architects tried to answer based on their theories, circumstances, ideological background and school of thoughts. In the following Villa you will see a dialogue between the existent and the new extension. This dialogue makes the old house stand out with its material and its’ structural formation, yet it makes the new extension bold, young and has hidden characteristics of the old house, as if having the same genes but in 21 century language. In 1943 the first extension was done, it had different structure style but same material, in 1980 another extension was done that differed in structure, style and material.Save this picture!© Bahaa GhoussainySave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Bahaa GhoussainyWhen we first visited the site, we were asked to propose a big extension of the house on a small plot. We noticed that the old and strong approach to the house separates two mediums which are the garden and the house. The extensions can be noticed, either from outside or from inside. The concept of the extension is to be genuine and to show the difference between the old and the new extension, it is an experiment of expressing the spirit of the old buildings and characteristics with 2018 language. The approach is to keep this separation between the two mediums, and that the old and new additions should be strongly and obviously linked by the new additions with hierarchy such as the entrance.Save this picture!© Bahaa GhoussainyThe imperfection of the sizes and workmanship gave the old house a special character which should be maintained in the new extension. In addition, the material should be different from the existing house, and the roof should match the neighborhood style and the own characteristics of the villa. Also, the circulation should hold the spirit of the very particular old mountain houses. Finally, all these concerns were studied to reach the final result of the villa.Save this picture!© Bahaa GhoussainyProject gallerySee allShow lessLoggia on the shore Guesthouse / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAPSelected ProjectsÁguas Claras Residence / Rodrigo Simão ArquiteturaSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/939296/extension-of-identity-house-paseo-architecture Clipboard Lebanon Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/939296/extension-of-identity-house-paseo-architecture Clipboard Architects: Paseo Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Year:  “COPY” ArchDaily CopyHouses•Lebanon Area:  202 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Save this picture!© Bahaa Ghoussainy+ 24Curated by Hana Abdel Share Houses 2018 Extension of Identity House / Paseo ArchitectureSave this projectSaveExtension of Identity House / Paseo Architecture Extension of Identity House / Paseo Architecture Photographs:  Bahaa Ghoussainy Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs CopyAbout this officePaseo ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookLebanonPublished on May 13, 2020Cite: “Extension of Identity House / Paseo Architecture” 13 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY”last_img read more