Chams Plc (CHAMS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Chams Plc (CHAMS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chams Plc (CHAMS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chams Plc (CHAMS.ng) 2018 annual report.Company ProfileChams Plc provides enterprise technology solutions for identity management and transaction payments to the public and private sectors in Nigeria. The company builds robust, secure and adaptable platforms to facilitate identity management, identity transactions and verification systems. Established in 1985, Chams Plc has executed identification and verification projects for major institutions including INEC, NCC, NHIS, PeNCOM, ICAN, Customs, Nigeria Air Force, NAHCO, Head of Service of the Federation as well as government departments and private education institutions. The company has also handled identity management and transaction payments for the governing bodies of the states of Osun, Anambra, Ogun, Adamawa, Benue and Oyo. Chams Plc handled the execution and deployment of identity management solutions for the Bank Verification Project which was a multi-million dollar initiative of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Banker’s Committee. It was the first banking industry biometrics identity matching solution in the global financial markets. Chams Plc is the front end partner to the national Identity Management Commission (NIMC), the agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN). Other notable accolades include pioneering Nigeria’s first payment card scheme, Valucard; and is the first homegrown company in Nigeria to be listed in the Guinness Book of Records for setting up the mega ChamsCity Digital Mall. Chams Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Chams Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) 2018 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileCoronation Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to underwrite all classes of life and non-life insurance for the personal, groups, commercial and industrial sectors. The company has operations in Nigeria and Ghana. General and personal insurance products cover motor, life, investment, yacht, marine and home insurance. Corporate insurance products cover general property insurance, automotive, marine, aviation, all risk, fire and special perils, goods-in-transit and guarantee and liability insurance for the oil and gas, hotel and restaurant, professional firms and associations, manufacturing, education, energy, telecommunication, financial services, trading, religious bodies, contractors, travel agent, real estate and transport sectors. Public sector clients include government ministries and departments, parastatals and agencies. Wapic Insurance Plc was founded in 1958. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Coronation Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
FMBcapital Holdings Plc (FMBCH.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about FMBcapital Holdings Plc reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the FMBcapital Holdings Plc company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for FMBcapital Holdings Plc (FMBCH.mw) in the past 12 months, as of 5th June 2021, is US$8.19M (MWK6.21B). An average of US$682.91K (MWK517.32M) per month.FMBcapital Holdings Plc Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileFMBcapital Holdings (FMBCH) is the Mauritius based holding company for the FMBcapital Group and was listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange in September 2017 following a one for one share swap with First Merchant Bank of Malawi shareholders. FMBCH has banking and finance operations in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is primarily an investment holding company with interests as follows: First Capital Bank, Malawi – 100% (established June 1995)First Capital Bank, Botswana – 38,60% (established July 2008)Capital Bank Mozambique – 70% (acquired June 2013)First Capital Bank, Zambia – 49% (acquired June 2013)First Capital Bank in association with Barclays – 62% (acquired October 2017) Through its subsidiaries, FMBCH offers a comprehensive range of financial products and services to both corporate and retail sectors. The Global Credit Rating Co. has consistently given FMB an annual Long Term Rating of A+ and a Short Term Rating of A1 since 2007. FMBcapital Holdings Plc is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange
Manika Premsingh | Wednesday, 5th February, 2020 | More on: BP RDSB “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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’ Shares Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address At yesterday’s close, FTSE 100 oil and gas giant BP (LSE: BP) saw its sharpest share price rise in over three years, of 4.2%, after it announced its results for 2019. The results themselves aren’t anything to write home about, but it’s obvious why investors gave it a thumbs up. Rising dividends BP increased dividends for the last quarter of the year. As a result, its dividend for 2019 as a whole is 4.9% higher than that in 2018, at 32p. Despite the ensuing upturn in share price, its dividend yield now sits at 6.8%. This is 0.5 percentage points higher than it was just two weeks ago, when I last wrote about it. 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 question of sustainability This is all very good. But the only question for me now is – can BP sustain its dividends? It has maintained or increased them in the past few years, which gives confidence. The outgoing CEO, Bob Dudley, has expressed confidence in both the strong operations and cash-flow seen by the company. What does worry me is the fact that it’s earnings per share have fallen, which may well impact dividends going forward. Peers comparisonSome solace can be found in the fact that Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSB) released a disappointing financial report last week as well. Its share price fell fast and sent its dividend yield up to 7.3%, which is an entire percentage point higher than it was a fortnight ago. This means that RDSB’s yield is more attractive than BP’s at present. Does that necessarily mean that the investor should prefer Shell over BP?I’d take a step back and consider the bigger picture first. The fact is, that both companies are operating in an uncertain environment. There’s no way of knowing how far the global macroeconomic situation will be impacted by either the coronavirus or continued trade-wars, for now.Also, the near-term future remains uncertain as oil prices are falling. Oil demand could be fairly moderate in 2020, too. Over the longer term, the future of big oil is an even bigger question mark. It depends critically on how well companies are able to transition to climate friendly fuels. So, the sustainability of both their dividend yields is called into question. Consider alternative measures Knowing this, if I’m to invest in big oil to generate passive income, I’d look at one more indicator to ensure that the dividends can be maintained for now at least. One of these is the dividend cover, which is the company’s earnings as a proportion of the dividends paid. The higher the ratio, the better the cover. At present, RDSB is covered far better than BP, with a ratio of 1.4 versus BP’s 0.8, according to my estimates. There are varying estimates available for the cover, but RDSB seems to be a better bet across all of them. This doesn’t mean that BP isn’t likely to have a good dividend yield going forward. Only that RDSB has a higher one right now, and it’s safer as well. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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November 20, 2017 at 12:19 pm As far as understanding just how much millions, billions, and trillions really are, this article is helpful, to put the amounts in a more common perspective of understanding. I enjoyed the article. I don’t think on a personal financial level, I will ever have to worry about managing that kind of money, unless I win a power ball lottery, or something like that, and that is highly unlikely since I can’t even seem to win much of anything on gambling, period. The article makes total sense or ( $$$$ cents $$$$) however. TAGSthe conversation.com Previous articleAramis Ayala: Uncaring or UnqualifiedNext articleTwo great organizations fighting back against domestic violence Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Mama Mia November 20, 2017 at 12:03 pm Please enter your name here Reply I don’t think Trump worries about our country’s huge deficit we owe, at all. He never worried about such little things like that, in his own businesses. I really think Trump just thinks if our country needs money, we will just print it up at the treasury mint!!! I don’t know how that would work out, but if I could do that legally, that is what I would do!!!! LOL You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply Money woes? What money woes? Ha ha. November 20, 2017 at 11:57 am Please enter your comment! Mama Mia Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 So it is possible to achieve millionaire status, but highly unlikely to get to be a billionaire, by working or earning money. Then we look at Kylie Jenner, Kim K.’s little sister, I think I named the right one, the cute good-looking little sister, that has her own cosmetic company, and lip pumping lipsticks….she is already a millionaire, and I heard she is projected to be a billionaire very soon. That is truly amazing for a young girl. Yes, it helps that she is young, attractive, and from a wealthy, family of fame, but still………..!!! The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate November 20, 2017 at 11:48 am Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply Mama Mia I had never heard of the Panama Papers. It certainly is eye-opening that Vladimir has been able to accumulate that kind of assets. I really wonder how, but I have heard how, and it is not on the up and up what I heard, how he got the assets. All these leaders, and all they seem to care about, is their own personal wealth, not the people of their country. What good is it in the long run for the greed of the leaders, as they aren’t going to take it with? It is easier to get a camel through the eye of a needle, than for a rich person to get into the gates of heaven. I don’t envy them at all………. Reply November 20, 2017 at 12:18 pm By Andrew D. Hwang, and first published in theconversation.comNational discussions of crucial importance to ordinary citizens – such as funding for scientific and medical research, bailouts of financial institutions and the current Republican tax proposals – inevitably involve dollar figures in the millions, billions and trillions.Unfortunately, math anxiety is widespread even among intelligent, highly educated people.Complicating the issue further, citizens emotionally undeterred by billions and trillions are nonetheless likely to be ill-equipped for meaningful analysis because most people don’t correctly intuit large numbers.Happily, anyone who can understand tens, hundreds and thousands can develop habits and skills to accurately navigate millions, billions and trillions. Stay with me, especially if you’re math-averse: I’ll show you how to use school arithmetic, common knowledge and a little imagination to train your emotional sense for the large numbers shaping our daily lives.Estimates and analogiesUnlike Star Trek’s Mr. Spock, scientists and mathematicians are not exacting mental calculators, but habitual estimators and analogy-makers. We use “back of the envelope” calculations to orient our intuition.The bailout of AIG after the mortgage-backed securities crisis cost more than US$125 billion. The Panama Papers document upward of $20 trillion hidden in a dark labyrinth of shell companies and other tax shelters over the past 40 years. (The recently published Paradise Papers paint an even more extensive picture.) On the bright side, we recovered $165 million in bonuses from AIG executives. That’s something, right?Let’s find out: On a scale where a million dollars is one penny, the AIG bailout cost taxpayers $1,250. The Panama Papers document at least $200,000 missing from the world economy. On the bright side, we recovered $1.65 in executive bonuses.In an innumerate world, this is what passes for fiscal justice.Let’s run through that again: If one penny represents a million, then one thousand pennies, or $10, represents a billion. On the same scale, one million pennies, or $10,000, represents a trillion. When assessing a trillion-dollar expenditure, debating a billion dollars is quibbling over $10 on a $10,000 purchase.Here, we’ve scaled monetary amounts so that “1,000,000” comprises one unit, then equated that unit to a familiar – and paltry – quantity, one penny. Scaling numbers to the realm of the familiar harnesses our intuition toward understanding relative sizes.In a sound bite, a savings of $200 million might sound comparable to a $20 trillion cost. Scaling reveals the truth: One is a $2 (200-cent) beverage, the other the $200,000 price of an American home.If time were moneySuppose you landed a job paying $1 per second, or $3,600 per hour. (I assume your actual pay, like mine, is a tiny fraction of this. Indulge the fantasy!) For simplicity, assume you’re paid 24/7.At this rate, it would take one million seconds to acquire $1 million. How long is that in familiar terms? In round numbers, a million seconds is 17,000 minutes. That’s 280 hours, or 11.6 days. At $1 per second, chances are you can retire comfortably at the end of a month or few.At the same job, it takes 11,600 days, or about 31.7 years, to accumulate $1 billion: Doable, but you’d better start young.To acquire $1 trillion takes 31,700 years. This crummy job doesn’t pay enough!This analogy gives a taste for the absolute size of a billion, and perhaps of a trillion. It also shows the utter impossibility of an ordinary worker earning $1 billion. No job pays a round-the-clock hourly wage of $3,600.Nice work if you can get itLet’s examine the wealth of actual multi-billionaires. Our calculations prove that they acquired more than $1 per second over long intervals. How much more?Testifying to the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 27, William Browder, an American-born businessman with extensive Russian dealings, estimated that Vladmir Putin controls assets of $200 billion. Let’s assume this figure is substantially correct and that Putin’s meteoric rise began 17 years ago, when he first became president of Russia. What is Putin’s average income?Seventeen years is about 540 million seconds; $200 billion divided by this is … wow, $370 per second. $1,340,000 per hour. Yet even at this colossal rate, acquiring $1 trillion takes 85 years.The Panama Papers document some $20 trillion – the combined fortunes of one hundred Vladimir Putins – sequestered in shell companies, untaxed and untraceable. Though the rate of leakage has surely increased over time, for simplicity let’s assume this wealth has bled steadily from the global economy, an annual loss around $500 billion.How much is this in familiar terms? To find out, divide $500 billion by 31.6 million seconds. Conservatively speaking, the Panama Papers document an ongoing loss averaging $16,000 per second, around the clock, for 40 years.Fighting over scrapsAmerican cities are now vying for a $5 billion Amazon headquarters, a windfall to transform the local economy lucky enough to win the contract. At the same time, the world economy hemorrhages that amount into a fiscal black hole every few days. Merely stemming this Niagara (not recovering the money already lost) would amount to one hundred new Amazon headquarters per year.The root cause of our economic plight looms in plain sight when we know the proper scale on which to look. By overcoming math phobia, wielding simple arithmetic, refusing to be muddled by “gazillions,” we become better citizens, avoiding squabbling over pennies when tens of thousands of dollars are missing. Andrew D. Hwang is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the College of the Holy Cross. His formal training is in differential geometry, the use of calculus to study curvature of space. Avocationally, he’s interested in complex systems and emergent behavior from culture to consciousness, and in conveying the beauty and power of mathematical thought to non-mathematicians. Mama Mia 5 COMMENTS Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here From District 2 Orange County Commissioner Rod Love This week at the Board meeting of the Orange County Board of County Commissioners, the Board engaged in a Work Session to address children’s issues. As you may recall from last week’s column, I encouraged citizen support for the establishment of Community Empowerment Zones (CEZ) for blighted communities riffled with high juvenile arrests, low performing schools, high incidents of behavioral referrals, high child welfare placements into foster care placements, early learning enrollment of low income families, and an array of undiagnosed children’s services needs. In addition, I had implored community and faith leaders as well as all community stakeholders to attend the Work Session to exercise your right to speak in favor of the establishment of CEZ during public comment. I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to all of those who came out to speak on the importance of CEZ, where without you, we would not have made the important progress we had made at the Board meeting this week. Thank you to Mr. Allie Braswell (also on behalf of Ms. Sandra Fatmi, United Foundation of Central Florida and Future Leaders United (FLU) at Evans High School), Mr. Tony Jackson, Mr. Johnny Alderman from the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, Ms. Kathy Booker, Ms. Tammie Holt with Strengthening our Sons, Mr. Dennis Hall, and Mr. Wayne Golding.District Two Orange County Commissioner Rod LoveDuring public comment, speakers gave thorough, articulate and heartfelt testimony educating the Board on how allocating funding to children’s services in CEZ’s could help children and their families meet their needs.“With the community empowerment, we [Florida Department of Juvenile Justice] are in full support of that,” said Mr. Johnny Alderman, Chief Probation Officer in Orange and Osceola Counties for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. “This community could benefit from those [children’s] services. We know as experts in dealing with the area of youth and families who have crossed over into the delinquency system that these resources are important to these families.”Mr. Alderman offered to work with and maintain the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice’s relationship with Orange County to ensure that youth are receiving the services that they need and are staying out of the delinquency system.At the time of the Work Session, the Board heard a presentation from Mr. Keith Carr with Forefront Consulting, LLC on the findings of his firm’s analysis (as requested previously by the Board) Children’s Services Councils operating in Florida and to provide feedback and feasible options to the Board regarding how additional funding could be utilized to address the level of service gaps for children, and what additional processes the County should consider implementing in the allocation of the $20 million allocated by Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. In addition, Mr. Carr was also joined in his presentation by Dr. Randy Nelson from Bethune Cookman University, who is a Senior Consultant with Forefront Consulting. Based on their findings, Forefront Consulting recommends that the Commissioner should focus on allocating the $20 million to the following areas of critical community needs: Juvenile prevention/diversion; mental and physical health; early childhood education and care; child and student homelessness; and system-wide process and data management improvement. Additionally, on a more macro and community-based level, 7 zip codes were identified to have high incident rates: 32808; 32818; 32805; 32810; 32839; 32801; 32811. Two additional zip codes were also included due to findings of teen pregnancy and graduation rates: 32822 and 32703.In moving forward in providing assistance to these areas of critical need, Forefront offered the following options to the Board to consider in determining how to allocate the additional funding:Operational Process Improvements:-Use evidence-based practices for newly funded children’s services/programs-Establish common outcomes for County funded children’s services/programs to determine the effectivenessData Management Improvements: Implement common data and information sharing platform that creates the opportunity to enhance greater integration, interoperability and client engagement across programsCommunity Input: Conduct a series of community-level focus groups and interviews utilizing the County’s Neighborhood Centers for Families (NCF) with stakeholders to gather community input concerning children’s services needs in their neighborhoods to capture information that cannot be found in the dataIn offering options and recommendations for the Board to consider in allocating funding, Forefront did find CEZ to have great potential and has proven to be successful in other communities (i.e., Harlem Children Zone, and Promise Neighborhoods) where the CEZ areas had defined neighborhood boundaries. Thus, Forefront recommended that Orange County consider the implementation of a similar approach utilizing zip codes and/or historically defined neighborhood or other methodology.For the full presentation of the Work Session, residents can go to http://netapps.ocfl.net/Mod/meetings/1.Following the conclusion of the presentation and some discussion from the Board, the Board voted to approve Forefront’s report. I would like to thank Mayor Jacobs for her leadership and courage in opening the door for this discussion as well as my fellow commissioners for their input. I truly believe that this is a critical step in the right direction in ensuring that children and families, as well as communities, are receiving the services that they need. Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 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“COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/559702/glass-wood-hamada-design Clipboard Glass + Wood / Hamada DesignSave this projectSaveGlass + Wood / Hamada Design ArchDaily 2014 photographs: Yohei SasakuraPhotographs: Yohei SasakuraStructure:2 Storey Wooden (HS Metal Construction Method)Country:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yohei SasakuraRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. The Location is in Koga-city, Shiga, JAPAN, where is a bustling place and facing the national road, #1 which is the main road and connecting Kyoto and Nagoya. The house Owner hoped a building such as the sign in the main road. The reason is that people notice the building visually from busy street. The first floor of the building is beauty salon, the second floor is an office which building owner manege a real estate company, and they installed a terrace which to use as a wood deck in all of roof.Save this picture!© Yohei SasakuraThis buildling has 2-Storey. I considered the environment and energy consumption, and by this reason I chose wooden (Hardware method). Both of floor are fully glazed to take environment of mountains on south side. I also planed to expose a brace of this wooden building which is very important for earthquake-resistant construction for building. I direct texture for using pure red cedarwood on outside.Save this picture!First Floor PlanOn outer wall, I made good use of pure red cedar’s material. It is a façade such as two lump of wood which are rised in to the air on outside. I use Serang flooring on the floorboard in inside. This floorboard is connecting by a balcony which is combine with eaves through the glass. I use red cedar for weight on the ceiling and connecting with outside.Save this picture!© Yohei SasakuraThe whole building is important for advertisement to the main road 1, which is very busy street. I also hold under the eaves for calm relationship between street and inside. I made a deck of Serang flooring on all of area for rooftop. I hold a flower bed which is a small part of the whole of rooftop. It makes you feel comfortable you look out mountain.Save this picture!© Yohei SasakuraProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Digit / Anagram ArchitectsSelected ProjectsAIA Report Finds Increasing Acceptance of Carbon Reduction TargetsArchitecture News Share Photographs Year: CopyHouses•Japan Architects: Hamada Design Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Yohei Sasakura+ 14 Share 2014 Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/559702/glass-wood-hamada-design Clipboard Glass + Wood / Hamada Design Year: Japan CopyAbout this officeHamada DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesJapanPublished on October 28, 2014Cite: “Glass + Wood / Hamada Design” 28 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Save this picture!© Søren Harder Nielsen+ 21 Share Projects Area: 120 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/597573/v-lodge-reiulf-ramstad-arkitekter Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/597573/v-lodge-reiulf-ramstad-arkitekter Clipboard V-Lodge / Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter “COPY” CopyHouses•Ål, Norway Architects: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter Area Area of this architecture project Norway Houses 2013 Photographs Year: V-Lodge / Reiulf Ramstad ArkitekterSave this projectSaveV-Lodge / Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter Photographs: Søren Harder NielsenSave this picture!© Søren Harder NielsenText description provided by the architects. This all-year cabin is located in the mountains above the village Ål, amidst cross-country ski tracks in winter and hiking tracks in summer. It is well suited for the family of five and designed to accommodate changes in family composition and a mix of generations in the years to come. The project has had a particular ambition to adapt to the existing topography and natural surroundings, while taking advantage of the beneficial opportunities of the site.Save this picture!© Søren Harder NielsenSimplicity and restraint characterize the lodge in its form, program and materials. The building consists of two bodies united in a V-shaped plan with a south-facing glazed wall at its chamfered intersection. The main branch accommodates the entrance hall and combined dining, kitchen and living zones, orientated in parallel with the contours of the topography. The second branch contains a bathroom, three bedrooms and a youth lodge at the far end, each on stepped levels in alignment with the falling terrain. The exterior is entirely clad in pre-patinated heart pine on the walls and pitched roofs, providing a homogenous skin that blends in with its surroundings.Save this picture!© Søren Harder NielsenThe interior is simple, but refined: walls, ceiling and fixed furniture is finished with bare plywood sheets, and the combined fireplace and kitchen counter is cast in-situ concrete. Glazed openings from floor to ceiling provides ample daylight and transparency to the outside, culminating with the glazed section at the joint of the two branches. While admitting the high sun above the forested crest, its focal point is the forest floor at the base of hill. A comfortable sitting niche provides the optimal place for relaxation and contemplation. Each bedroom is accessed through sliding doors along a narrow hallway of steps descending with the terrain and ending at a youth lounge with views through its glazed gable end wall.Save this picture!Section AASave this picture!PlanSave this picture!Section BBThe cabin’s gentle intervention on the site creates small microclimate zones with beneficial sun conditions for outdoor activities and easy access from the interior. Its form reinterprets local and national building traditions, with materials that match and complement the montane birch forest and quality of light.Save this picture!via rraProject gallerySee allShow lessInfographic: ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards 2015InfographicsThe Barrancas House / EZEQUIELFARCA arquitectura y diseñoSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeReiulf Ramstad ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAlHousesWoodÅlNorwayPublished on February 11, 2015Cite: “V-Lodge / Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter” 11 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Howard Lake | 10 October 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Autism Concern launches emergency appeal Tagged with: Finance Autism Concern has launched an appeal to raise £150,000 by Christmas because of a funding shortfall.The charity, formerly known as the Northamptonshire Society for Autism, has seen a major drop in grants and donations. It thinks the credit crunch and general economic downturn are among the factors to blame.Director Sylvia Tilaks said: “This is the most desperate situation. Our reserves and income are so low that if the money isn’t found, we will have to close for good at Christmas.”The appeal will include events and online activity. An eBay scheme, lottery and affiliate marketing will also come into play. Autism Concern has already achieved regional TV and newspaper publicity within Northamptonshire.www.autismconcern.org 20 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
People in the UK give an average of £6.15 when making a contactless donation through a Tap for Change box, according to new figures.Earnest rolled out Tap For Change earlier this year, following a pilot in 2016 with Mary’s Meals and the development of a scalable secure payment platform with charity payment partner LibertyPay, In the last three months, Tap For Change boxes, which charities can set to offer a choice of amounts and customise to include their design and logo, have been used to make 16,250 charitable donations, with an average donation of £6.15.Royal Trinity Hospice in London has seen a five-fold increase in donations since it replaced static collection tins with 10 Tap For Change terminals in its hospice and across supporting retail partners, which have placed a terminal by their tills.Alessandra Novelli, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Royal Trinity Hospice said:“Tap For Change has transformed our fundraising. It’s been easy for everyone in our team to manage the boxes and explain to people visiting Trinity how they work. It would take years to raise the same amount from people emptying their pockets of loose change, and it would require a logistical army to collect and bank those donations.“The technology has also allowed us to successfully approach high street partners where customers don’t handle cash, such as travel agents and estate agents. Those partners would have previously been reluctant to host a coin collection box.”Tap For Change is now preparing to launch a ‘sponsor a box’ option for corporate partners, community groups or individuals who want to support a local charity by giving them the ability to take contactless donations and receive reports on how much their box has raised.James Wood, Head of Earnest Labs, which developed Tap for Change, said: Advertisement Main image: Tap for Change contactless donation box in Royal Trinity Hospice cafe. 231 total views, 1 views today 232 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis44 “Our idea was to create an effortless way for charities to take contactless donations and, by so doing, help them to increase the number of regular, small donations from the general public.“Neurological research has shown that the frequency of charitable donations increases when the ventral striatum – the part of the brain connected with reward – is engaged, so Tap For Change responds to every successful tap with an audio-visual acknowledgement to thank each person for their donation.“Tap For Change embeds behavioural science principles into contactless payment technology to deliver a one-stop-shop for any charities both large and small who want to be up and running with contactless donations quickly.” Average contactless donation reaches £6.15 through Tap for Change AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis44 Tagged with: contactless Donation Boxes Melanie May | 25 September 2018 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.