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Medine Ltd (MSE.mu) HY2015 Interim Report

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first_imgMedine Ltd (MSE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Medine Ltd (MSE.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Medine Ltd (MSE.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Medine Ltd (MSE.mu)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMedine Limited is involved in the agriculture, education, property, as well as leisure and hospitality activities. Through these segments, the company plants and mills sugar cane for the production of sugar and sugarcane by-products, generates and sells electricity through bagasse, offers provision landscaping and nursery services, produces vegetables and fruits, operates poultry farming, provides nursery, pre-primary, primary school, secondary school, higher education, and executive training services. Medine Limited also deals in property development activities, rental of office and commercial buildings, and other related land transactions. In addition, the company operates Casela World of Adventures park, Tamarina golf and spa boutique hotel, sports aquatics and recreation centre, a full-fledged sports, health, and leisure complex, Yemen lodge, Yemen Pavilion, as well as offers deer ranching and hunting services. Medine Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Tempted by the Barclays share price? Here’s what you need to know

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first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Over the past 12 months, the Barclays (LSE: BARC) share price has fallen a staggering 19%. After this decline, value hunters might be interested in buying the stock as it looks cheap compared to history. However, before buying into the bank, there are some things investors should know. 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…Barclays share price falling The Barclays share price has fallen this year as investor sentiment towards the banking sector has deteriorated. Lenders, such as Barclays, are preparing for billions in loan losses as a result of the coronavirus crisis. These defaults could weigh on profits for many years to come. Unlike many of its peers, Barclays has been able to sidestep the worse of these losses. Its recent trading updated noted that while loan impairments have risen, so have the group’s trading profits at its investment bank.For the second quarter, the company booked a 49% jump in trading income, as the investment bank benefited from turbulent markets. This helped the wider group avoid a loss in the second quarter, providing some relief to the Barclays share price. It reported a net profit of just £90m, including £1.4bn of loan loss provisions. In total, the bank is now expecting £3.7bn of loan impairments as a result of the crisis. This is just a guide at this stage. The final figure may be much higher, or lower, depending on how long the crisis lasts. Uncertain outlook Clearly, the group is facing an uncertain few months. If the pandemic lasts into 2021, the lender may be forced to take even more loss provisions. This may impact the Barclays share price. Still, the group should be able to cope with these issues. Its capital position is strong, and income from its investment bank is helping it stay in the black. This has proved the benefits of diversification over the past few months. As such, the bank seems well-placed to profit from the UK economic recovery when it begins. The lender’s balance sheet should help it through the crisis. It can then use its size and diversification to take advantage of opportunities in the recovery.  Using this approach should lead to improved investor sentiment towards the Barclays share price. This suggests investors may profit from buying into the lender’s share price while it trades at a low level. Indeed, at the time of writing, the Barclays share price looks cheap.The stock is dealing at a price-to-book (P/B) value of 0.3, which suggests it offers a wide margin of safety at current levels. The banking sector average P/E is around 0.6, implying the stock could potentially double from current levels. The bottom line All in all, the Barclays share price has fallen this year due to concerns about the company’s near-term outlook. However, investors should look past this short-term uncertainty and concentrate on the lender’s long-term potential. From this perspective, the stock looks cheap. Therefore, now may be a good time to snap up the Barclays share price as part of a diversified portfolio while it offers a wide margin of safety.  Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 2nd August, 2020 | More on: BARC 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 Rupert Hargreaves Tempted by the Barclays share price? Here’s what you need to knowcenter_img Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays. 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. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

TUI shares: should I buy now?

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first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Nadia Yaqub Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. TUI (LSE: TUI) shares have taken a hammering over the past year. In February 2020, prior to the first UK lockdown, the price rose above 600p. But at time of writing, TUI shares are trading around 378p.  The coronavirus pandemic is still raging, but what does this mean for TUI shares? Should I add the stock to my portfolio now? Let’s consider the investment case.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…The victimIt’s safe to say that the coronavirus pandemic ripped TUI’s business apart. The lockdowns and travel restrictions meant that the UK’s largest tour operator came to a grinding halt from March 2020.What gives me some comfort though is that prior to the pandemic, TUI opened January 2020 with record bookings. But when Covid hit, I think the main point to note is how management responded. It acted promptly and took suitable measures.Pent-up demandGiven its prior strength and also how TUI took such swift action to respond to the pandemic, I feel that it’s in a good operational position to meet demand when travel restrictions are lifted.The company is currently operating at reduced capacity. But I think there’s huge pent-up travel demand from consumers, which will be released when governments lift restrictions. But I stress that it’s highly dependent on lockdowns bringing the number of coronavirus cases down and a successful rollout of vaccination programmes. If this all happens, I’d expect TUI shares to soar.Summer 2021While 2020 was a shambles, TUI is optimistic over the prospects for summer 2021. The company expects to operate at an adjusted capacity of 80% of 2019’s travel demand. This means that revenue should pick up in the second half of 2021. Again, I stress that this is dependent on vaccines becoming widely available and an ease in travel restrictions. TUI’s management expects late booking behaviour for the summer 2021 season. It has already seen a pickup in recent bookings following positive vaccine news.LiquidityTUI, like most companies, focused on boosting liquidity and preserving cash during the pandemic. The firm suspended its dividend, implemented a programme to permanently reduce costs by €400m per annum.In addition, it has secured a €1.8bn finance package with a group of banks, major shareholders, and the German government. At least in the short term, I’d expect it to have sufficient liquidity reserves to weather the tough market conditions. This should act as a support level for TUI shares.But if there’s a delay in the vaccine rollout programme or cases increase again, I believe TUI will require additional support to survive.And its debt is already considerable. At 30 September 2020, the net debt position had soared to €4.6bn. This reflects the additional financing the company had to take on to weather the coronavirus storm.While TUI had no option other than to take the finance lifeline, at some point this debt will have to be paid off. This will take time and I’m  wary over the debt pile taking a toll on TUI’s profitability.My viewWill I be buying TUI shares now? No. But they’re certainly on my radar. There are too many unknowns for now. The key indicators to change that will, I feel, be a consistent reduction in Covid-19 cases and a successful mass rollout of vaccines. I’ll leave the stock until the world has a better handle on the coronavirus crisis.center_img 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. Nadia Yaqub | Thursday, 14th January, 2021 | More on: TUI Enter Your Email Address Nadia Yaqub 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. TUI shares: should I buy now?last_img read more

AA House / MVN Architects

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first_imgArchDaily Year:  2007 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/264522/aa-house-mvn-architects Clipboard Spain Area:  285 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects CopyAbout this officeMVN ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasWoodHousesMojácar3D ModelingSpainPublished on August 21, 2012Cite: “AA House / MVN Architects” 21 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?AA 房 / MVN Architects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 CopyHouses•Mojácar, Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/264522/aa-house-mvn-architects Clipboardcenter_img Save this picture!Courtesy of MVN Architects+ 22 Share AA House / MVN ArchitectsSave this projectSaveAA House / MVN Architects Architects: MVN Architects Area Area of this architecture project AA House / MVN Architects “COPY” “COPY” Text description provided by the architects. The site is located in Almeria, municipality of Mojacar, in the surrounding area of Cerro del Albar. It is a rugged topography, with steep and open distant horizon over the sea. On the site there exists a small platform, which will be used as base for the building. The project had to answer two questions raised by the client: One, offer a solution that would allow feeling the horizon as part of the house. Two, develop a housing program for a marriage with two children, according to the following needs: garage and kitchen; lounge dining room and office-library; main room, rooms for the children and guests; and a small sauna, workshop of sculpture and painting, and court-warehouse for drying and storage of parts.Save this picture!Courtesy of MVN ArchitectsThe housing places on an existing platform oriented to the east, toward the Mediterranean Sea, in an area with a steep slope. Given the rugged terrain, the general organization of the project has been defined by the need to adapt in a rational way to the topography, avoiding dismantle that might be excessive and so minimize the impact that the building could suppose to the environment. The location of the home taking advantage of the small natural platform, minimizes earth moving and get a perfect adaptation of the architecture to the field. In lower levels, other platforms continue structuring the plot, creating zones of fruit-bearing trees and garden. Some of these platforms use existing stone walls in the plot, remains of ancient terraced plantations, thus recovering the character that had long ago the area. In this sense, the project maintains a constant relation with the environment, promoting the transition of scales and protecting the landscape value of the area.Save this picture!Courtesy of MVN ArchitectsThe housing is organized into three bands that are displaced longitudinally: The services band, partially buried, anchoring the house on the slope. It organises the uncovered parking, court of service, pantry and kitchen, the latter with a small terrace. The central band receives the main elements of the house. On having been delayed with respect to the other two, it sets up a large patio where is proposed the access, protected behind the fold of the walls. Once inside, a small patio glass distributes the routes, introducing a diffuse light sifted by vegetation. The main double-height space articulates the relationship between the light and the horizon. Dining and living room establish a strong link with the sea, opening fully on a first platform that starts the dialog with the environment. This space is bounded by the dressing room and the main bedroom, which configure a cantilevered body over the visual flight of the landscape, again toward the coast line. The third band is the closure of the housing and its main facade. It includes rooms for the children, the guest room, the sauna, and the space for sculpture and painting, with a courtyard protected from the wind. A somewhat lower terrace provides an open space at noon, resolving the encounter with the ground.Save this picture!Courtesy of MVN ArchitectsThe whole set is proposed as structural system of reinforced concrete, with Thermo-clay closure and solution of ecological flat roof supported by slab Filtron base. It is projected to finished with white monolayer mortar (with contribution of 10% of ochre) according to the architecture built in the area of influence of the Cerro del Albar. The pavement is solved with travertine marble, extending this finish to the outside to run ground platforms linked to the use of housing. In wet rooms and kitchen it is used compound of quartz and resins type Silestone to run tiled pavements. The interior woodwork is white pre-lacquered MDF. The external joinery is composed of triple aluminium clad: the outer element is a sliding structure of adjustable slats; intermediate carpentry, a Climalit glass enclosure; and the inner element, a sliding mesh anti-insect. At the opening of the lounge toward the horizon, there are provided two spaces where fully collect the woodwork. On the outdoor spaces, surfaces that do not constitute open platforms to the horizon have been finished off with crushed aggregate of rocks from the area. The earth retaining runs through wall of riprap, selecting rocks of the area that will allow the integration of the project on the environment.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow less72 Hour Urban Action Stuttgart 2012 Competition WinnersArticlesVenice Biennale 2012: Russian pavilion presents Innovation city “Skolkovo”Articles Share Houseslast_img read more

Silvina and Omar House / IR arquitectura

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first_img “COPY” Projects ArchDaily Argentina Houses “COPY” Save this picture!© Federico Cairoli+ 23 Share Photographs CopyHouses, Renovation•Buenos Aires, Argentina Year: center_img Silvina and Omar House / IR arquitecturaSave this projectSaveSilvina and Omar House / IR arquitectura Architects: IR arquitectura Year Completion year of this architecture project 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/614214/silvina-and-omar-house-ir-arquitectura Clipboard Photographs:  Federico Cairoli Structures:IR arquitecturaBuilding Services:IR arquitecturaCity:Buenos AiresCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Federico CairoliText description provided by the architects. Silvina and Omar’s house used to be one among the typical vernacular models in the metropolitan area of Buenos Aires. Silent as to its urban insertion, simple and compact in its layout on a single level, releasing a portion of the lot to the back, a flat roof directly related to the tops of the neighboring trees and dense vegetation at the back.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliThe natural decay of time and a change in the conception of the way of living, coupled with the need to add a rental unit to the property, encouraged the owners to commission a project.Save this picture!AxonometricConsidering the expressed needs and the attributes to value from the existing construction, the new house is formulated as a complement to the existing house, not only in functional terms, but also in terms of its management and energy consumption, and the very economy of the client.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliSave this picture!PlanMinimal interventions on the ground floor gave way to open perspectives, recovering the use of small and cornered surfaces. The optimal use of space that led to the initial intervention in conjunction with the flat roof supported the new house, which uses a portion of the former garage to position its access staircase, and is laid out across the roof of the ground floor. The chosen construction system is lightweight, so as not to risk the structural stability of the base. The roofs are in a gutter that allows to recover rainwater. The distribution of the program is organized into three slices that make up a relational gradient towards the street, reaching the back facade with a series of small openings over which the original vegetation grows, thereby ensuring the privacy of the garden downstairs and an efficient passage of light according to seasonal needs. In addition to the water recovery system, the new piece provides a solar thermal preheating system for both housing units, and considerably improves the thermodynamic efficiency of the first house.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliSave this picture!PlanEach one recognizes its attributes on the other, they are shared and improved without pretending to resemble each other too much or too little.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliProject gallerySee allShow lessSociety for Atheistic Spirituality to Construct Etienne-Louis Boullée’s Cenotaph for…Architecture NewsThe Ultimate Guide To 21 Products You Need NowArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/614214/silvina-and-omar-house-ir-arquitectura Clipboard Silvina and Omar House / IR arquitectura CopyAbout this officeIR arquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationBuenos AiresArgentinaPublished on April 01, 2015Cite: “Silvina and Omar House / IR arquitectura” [Casa Silvina y Omar / IR arquitectura] 01 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MInterior Finishes at U.S. Bank StadiumPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlFiber Cement Cladding Panels in B66 Business CenterMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsSculptformClick-on Battens in WestConnex M8 JunctionPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesBruagBack-Ventilated Facades – CELLONTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosGlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Porcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – Wild ForestBulbs / SpotsAmbiance LumiereLighting – ZetaMore products »Read commentsSave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

W House / Oficina Conceito Arquitetura

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first_img W House / Oficina Conceito Arquitetura Brazil Photographs CopyAbout this officeOficina Conceito ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrazilPublished on March 31, 2020Cite: “W House / Oficina Conceito Arquitetura” [Casa W / Oficina Conceito Arquitetura] 31 Mar 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 Save this picture!© Marcelo Donadussi+ 47Curated by Matheus Pereira Share ArchDaily 2020 Manufacturers: Espaço do Piso, Indus Parquet, Tidelli Outdoor Living, Xangri-lá PedrasEquipe De Projeto:Maurício Ambrosi Rissinger, Daniel Dagort Billig, Guilherme Nogueira, Tiago Scherer, Yasmin Feijó Jaskulski, Ana Paula Sperinde, Sophia Frantz Do Amaral, Alessandra Mello, Vivtória Potrich Manfroi, Amanda Hoffmann De Abreu, Alice Bernardo Tremarin.Execution:Eng. Ricardo Preto LazzarettiWoodwork:Tiago CavallinLandscaping:Vert PaisagismoCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingResidential ApplicationsFastmount®Heavy Duty Panel Fastener at ‘Sandboxes’ HouseWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. Located on the north coast of Rio Grande do Sul, Casa W has simple volumetry. Three stone planes support the robust upper volume of exposed concrete and block the view of those who pass through the access street into the residence.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiFinally, the volume of wood that crosses the front / back house organizes the service and its support, the kitchen and the grill, freeing up space for the entire social area that opens up to the view of the lake.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiThe intimate area, located on the upper floor, has its 4 suites facing the lake, a basic premise of the project’s implementation. A generous circulation, very well lit, gives access to the bedrooms and to being intimate.The choice of materials: stone, exposed concrete and wood bring the textures, and the blue and white present in the loose furniture and in the woodwork, complete the scene of this beach house.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiSave this picture!2nd floor planSave this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Skate Park in Carballo / Óscar PedrósSelected ProjectsFogon Restaurant / Hitzig Militello ArquitectosSelected Projects Share “COPY” Projects Architects: Oficina Conceito Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Area:  3681 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  “COPY” CopyHouses•Brazil Houses Photographs:  Marcelo Donadussi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/936464/w-house-oficina-conceito-arquitetura Clipboard W House / Oficina Conceito ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveW House / Oficina Conceito Arquitetura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/936464/w-house-oficina-conceito-arquitetura Clipboardlast_img read more

Veolia guilty of union-busting! Contribute to campaign to reinstate the fired Boston school bus drivers

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first_imgJustin Maynard, Veolia Director of Safety & Training, locks out drivers at the Freeport yard on the morning of Oct. 8.On Dec. 2, “Friends of the School Bus 5” launched a crowd-sourcing fundraising effort to raise money for the families of the four fired Boston school bus drivers’ union leaders. Already, District 35 of the Painters and Allied Trades in Boston has led the way with a $1,000 contribution, presented to Steelworkers Union Local 8751 by Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer Jeff Sullivan.The fight against the union-busting schemes of Veolia Transportation and its Boston backers is a fight of the majority Haitian and Cape Verdean workforce against austerity, technology-driven pay cuts, inferior benefits and an attempt to decapitate Local 8751’s leadership.It’s also another front in the growing campaign against the Veolia Corporation, whose nasty profits-before-people behavior — everything from dumping millions of gallons of waste into rivers around the world to supporting apartheid settlements in the West Bank — has made it the target of international anticorporate campaigns.Veolia’s crimes started months agoUSW Local 8751 members point to illegal lockout on Oct. 19.Many of the details of Veolia’s crimes came out in a Boston City Council hearing on Nov. 21. The hearing was held to determine if the company has violated its contract with the city.The global privatizing firm, which formally took over Boston’s school bus system on July 1, had already made its intentions clear during April negotiations.That’s when Veolia tried to get the union to agree that the workers would fill out new-hire applications. That kind of tactic is used to eliminate seniority and benefits; it also allows the company to pick and choose who it wants to drive the buses. However, some of the bus drivers had been working there for decades, going all the way back to the union’s founding in the 1970s.The company also tried to get the drivers to sign a “background check” waiver that would have made the National Security Agency jealous. It gave Veolia the right to spy on the workers and their families through social media and other sources.As the union’s founder and fired driver Grievance Chair Steve Kirschbaum stated at the hearing, this was an attempt to “bring Homeland Security into labor management relations.”The union was successful in rejecting these attempts; drivers only had to fill out a simple one-page form for Veolia. Then the company tried to change the terms and conditions of the union contract, attempting to throw out sections of the contract dealing with disability insurance and rights on the job.Veolia was attempting to rewrite the contract its executives had pledged to honor when they signed the vendor contract with the city of Boston.One of the biggest examples of this was its insistence on using Global Positioning System tracking devices to map out bus routes and determine drivers’ pay. In violation of the contract, Veolia replaced driver- and timeclock-generated payroll reports with GPS-generated data. This caused massive speedups, late school arrivals and shortages in the drivers’ pay in the first several months of the school year.At the same time, Veolia switched the drivers’ insurance coverage to cheaper, inferior plans that led to the denial of workers’ medical benefits and disability claims. Kirschbaum brought this up in the hearing, stating, “Our children weren’t getting the health insurance our members had fought for. Our spouses who were battling cancer were no longer transported to get radiation therapy, our sisters could no longer get mammograms when they were needed, our families could no longer afford prescriptions and medical equipment because we were told Veolia bought an inferior insurance policy.”How the attack on the union came downAs the workers’ anger mounted, Veolia placed the final straw on their backs on Oct. 7, one day before it locked out the drivers at the Freeport bus yard. That morning the company called drivers on their radios and told them to come back and fill out new-hire applications, the ones that the union had rejected in negotiations. When the drivers came in, they were given an 8-page document to fill out — including the Sterling Infosystems NSA-style waiver!Testifying at the Nov. 21 hearing, Vice President Steve Gillis called this “one of the most devious things that we had ever experienced with any corporation.”During the afternoon of Oct. 7, Veolia handed out sheets for an October bid for routes that slashed pay by as much as several hours a day.The next morning when the school bus drivers reported to work, they demanded a meeting with their supervisors. They had every reason to expect one because Carl Allen, the city’s Director of Transportation; Kimberly Rice, the CEO of Boston Public Schools; and officers of Veolia’s top staff were present, though they were not usually in the bus yards at 4:30 a.m.But the reason the Veolia and Boston officials were there was not to talk. They were there to coordinate an attack on the union. Their response to the drivers’ legitimate demand for a meeting was to summon the police and lock them out, under threat of arrest for trespassing.The subsequent firing of the union leadership triggered the solidarity campaign to get them rehired, which gained momentum with the outpouring of support at the Day of Solidarity rally on Nov. 9 and the Nov. 21 City Council hearing.The drivers’ overflow turnout at the hearing, which was covered by Boston’s local media, forced Veolia to respond by sending a defensive, dishonest and illegal letter to union members. The city councilor who called the hearing, Charles Yancey, vowed there would be further hearings to investigate Veolia’s contract with the city.In the meantime, the four fired union leaders are entering their fourth week with no pay and benefits. This is a moment when solidarity truly counts. Go to the Friends of the School Bus 5 link at bit.ly/1invSKE to contribute your solidarity and share the link widely.Murphy attended the Nov. 21 Boston City Council hearing.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Laurus Corporation Acquires 199 South Los Robles Avenue Office Building

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first_img Make a comment 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. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Laurus Corporation, a U.S.-based private real estate investment and development firm, has announced the acquisition of 199 South Los Robles in Pasadena.The Class A, eight-story, 163,194 square feet office building features a post-modern/contemporary architectural style, structured uniquely to make it a standout and boasts a roster of accredited quality tenants.“Our business plan involves considerable improvements to the asset, including a well-designed renovation program for the lobby, corridors, bathrooms, elevator lobby, overall common areas and building systems,” said Andres Szita, Chairman of Laurus Corporation. “These upgrades to the interior and exterior will further drive rental rates, occupancy and tenant satisfaction.”Situated between the cross streets of Cordova and El Dorado, just one block south of the award-winning Paseo Colorado lifestyle center, and a short walk from Old Town Pasadena, the Lake Avenue Business and Shopping District, and the Del Mar Metro Gold Line Station and adjacent to the Pasadena Convention Center. The location on South Los Robles offers hundreds of retail amenities, restaurants and hotels and convenient access to the nearby executive housing neighborhoods of San Marino, South Pasadena, and La Canada Flintridge, as well as local and regional thoroughfares including the 210, 134 and 110 freeways.With a base of 183 million square feet, the Los Angeles office market is the second largest office market in the country. The Tri-Cities market, which includes Pasadena, Burbank and Glendale, is the third largest and one of the best performing markets in Los Angeles County, with an average occupancy of 89 percent over the last 15 years.With nearly seven million square feet of office space, Pasadena is the Tri-Cities’ largest submarket and has consistently maintained one of the market’s lowest vacancy rates and highest rental rates due to its diversified tenant base, strong labor pool and excellent amenities. Surrounded by some of the most prestigious executive housing communities in Los Angeles County, the adjacent communities are considered the most affluent and desirable places to live in Southern California due to their top rated public school districts and high home values.“Recent leasing momentum and the lack of available Class A office space will drive up occupancy and market rents,” said Philip Cyburt, Chief Executive Officer of Laurus Corporation. “At 86 percent occupied, Pasadena continues to have some of the highest occupancy in Los Angeles. Furthermore, current rents are 25 to 30 percent below peak levels, allowing for significant increases in market rent before historical levels are reached.”Laurus Corporation is a real estate investment and development company that specializes in hotels and resorts, office buildings, multifamily and mixed-use properties. Laurus employs an entrepreneurial investment strategy designed to consistently achieve attractive risk-adjusted returns by creating capital appreciation opportunities through repositioning, restructuring, re-development and intensive post acquisition asset management. It is affiliated with Ethika Investments, LLC, a real estate investment firm. HerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyUnapologetic Celebs Women AdoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Business News Laurus Corporation Acquires 199 South Los Robles Avenue Office Building From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, February 6, 2015 | 12:05 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business Newscenter_img Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Dascena Announces FDA Breakthrough Device Designation Granted to Machine Learning Diagnostic Method

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first_img Pinterest Dascena Announces FDA Breakthrough Device Designation Granted to Machine Learning Diagnostic Method OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– Dascena, Inc., a machine learning diagnostic algorithm company that is targeting early disease intervention to improve patient care outcomes, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Device Designation (BDD) to the company’s GI Bleed Risk Alert System (Gibras). Gibras TM is a cloud-based software application that uses a machine learning algorithm to analyze patient electronic health record (EHR) data to aid in the early prediction of gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) in adult patients in a hospital setting. “GIB is a common cause for hospitalization and unfortunately, is associated with significant morbidity and mortality,” said Ritankar Das, chief executive officer of Dascena. “Our algorithm is designed to provide earlier prediction of GIB, allowing for timely interventions that could result in more favorable outcomes for patients. These predictions also provide clinicians with the opportunity to take preventative measures, such as weighing the benefits of discontinuing medications, like NSAIDS and anticoagulants, that are associated with GIB risk but may be prescribed for other clinical indications.” In a preclinical study, Gibras TM was compared to the standard of care, Glasgow-Blatchford Bleeding Score (GBS). Using just the first two hours of patient data after admission into the hospital, Gibras outperformed GBS for predicting GIB and demonstrated higher sensitivity and specificity. The FDA Breakthrough Device Program is intended to help patients receive more timely access to breakthrough technologies that have the potential to provide more effective treatment or diagnosis for life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating diseases or conditions. About Dascena Dascena is developing machine learning algorithms to enable early disease intervention and improve care outcomes for patients. For more information, visit dascena.com. Follow us on LinkedIn. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005016/en/ CONTACT: Dan Budwick, 1AB [email protected] KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE HEALTH FDA MEDICAL DEVICES DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY OTHER TECHNOLOGY OTHER HEALTH SOURCE: Dascena, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/24/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/24/2021 08:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005016/en Local NewsBusiness Twitter Pinterest Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 center_img Previous articleChampion® Athleticwear Announces a Multi-Year Collaboration with the G.O.A.T.Next articleDWS Launches U.S. Market’s First S&P MidCap 400 ESG and S&P SmallCap 600 ESG ETFs Digital AIM Web Support Facebook WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp TAGS  last_img read more

Mississippi Homes at Risk of Flood Damage

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first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Mississippi Homes at Risk of Flood Damage Related Articles Damage Delinquency flood Mississippi 2020-02-17 Seth Welborn Previous: Should the Federal Government Intervene in Local Zoning Issues? Next: Benefits of Alternative Real Estate Investment The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share 1Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago February 17, 2020 1,040 Views About Author: Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. The Pearl River in Mississippi is set to overflow, putting hundreds at risk, CNN reports. As of Sunday morning, the river, east of downtown Jackson, hit 36.38 feet, and is expected to 38 feet by Monday. Law enforcement officers went door to door urging at least 510 people to leave their homes on Sunday, Governor Tate Reeves said.”We don’t want to lose anyone as we respond to what is expected to be historic flood levels,” the governor said.Authorities are expecting a “historic, unprecedented flood” that the city has not seen in more than 30 years, Reeves said.BREAKING: As of 10am Monday the Pearl River in Jackson is *cresting* near 36.7 feet. The river did reach a max height of 38 feet between the Spillway & Lakeland Drive according to the NWS. Major flood stage will continue for the next 48hrs. https://t.co/Ty7sCDDTgX @WJTV #MSwx pic.twitter.com/9m4PKVXrXs— Jacob Lanier (@JacobLanierWx) February 17, 2020It will likely take several days for the flood waters to recede, according to emergency officials. According to preliminary reports, 200 homes have been damaged by flood waters, and Governor Reeves states that 2,500 structures, including 1,000 homes, are expected to flood.”We are not out of the woods yet. We are seeing some positive news and positive results from last 24 hours, but there is more water coming into the river and into downtown Jackson,” Reeves said.Flood including the Pearl RIver flood can have lasting impacts on delinquencies, as natural disaster risk rises. According to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there have been at least 14 events with losses exceeding $1 billion in the United States alone. CoreLogic’s report analyzed the economic impact of these conditions, including the rise of defaults in the years following major storms.According to CoreLogic, after 2017’s trio of hurricanes—Harvey, Irma, and Maria—serious delinquency rates on home mortgages tripled in the Houston and Cape Coral, Florida, metro areas and quadrupled in San Juan, Puerto Rico.“Based on CoreLogic research, communities affected by wildfires, hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes and other natural disasters in 2019 will likely experience an increase in mortgage delinquencies and shelter costs, and it can take more than 12 months for mortgage delinquency rates to normalize—and even longer for homes to be repaired or rebuilt,” the report said. Mississippi Homes at Risk of Flood Damage Tagged with: Damage Delinquency flood Mississippi Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more