Cameron takes stock after 100 days in power

first_img Tags: NULL Cameron takes stock after 100 days in power TONY Blair, who releases his memoirs next month, says his biggest regret was not doing enough during his early years in power. He wasted his first 100 days – and indeed much of his first term – basking in the glory of Labour’s landslide win. By the time he turned his attention to public service reform, his popularity was waning, as was his ability to take on Gordon Brown, a powerful but disgruntled chancellor who was hell-bent on blocking Blair at every turn. The spectre of Blair’s big mistake haunts David Cameron, who took power in less auspicious circumstances 100 days ago. Although many observers expected a Tory-Liberal administration to be hamstrung with infighting and indecision, the fragility of the government has spurred it to do more, not less; both sides are acutely aware that a coalition – no matter how strong – is more likely to fall apart than a majority government. Time is not on their side. With this in mind, the government has been getting things done at a frenetic pace. Legislation is being rushed through the Commons at breakneck speed, using mechanisms originally designed for times of national emergency; Downing Street spinners have been instructed to make an announcement a day; laws have been repealed; and countless reviews have begun. Here City A.M. selects the events that have affected London’s financiers and businesses, and asks if more – or less – could have been done. EMERGENCY BUDGETGeorge Osborne’s emergency Budget, delivered in June, looms large over everything the government does. Faced with a parlous economic inheritance, Osborne has embarked on the toughest fiscal tightening in Britain’s peacetime history; most departments (excluding health and international aid) have been asked to cut spending in real terms by between 25 per cent and 40 per cent. The City had serious concerns about Osborne when he was in opposition, but, for now at least, he has protected Britain’s triple-A rating and kept the cost of servicing the national debt low. He also managed to see off a potential rebellion by brokering a compromise on capital gains tax, which went up from 18 to 28 per cent; high enough to satisfy tax-happy Lib Dems but low enough to convince Tory rebels to keep their powder dry. OFFICE FOR BUDGET RESPONSIBILITYThis was supposed to be Osborne’s big, bold move: an official forecaster that was independent of the Treasury, making it impossible for the chancellor to fiddle growth forecasts to fit his Budget. Advisers likened the move to Gordon Brown’s decision to hand interest rate setting powers to the Bank of England in 1997. Osborne always knew the OBR could create a rod for his own back, but he can’t have gambled on it causing so many problems so early on. Its inaugural head Sir Alan Budd has already stood down amid questions over his independence, and a replacement has yet to be found. Few can doubt the merits of an OBR, but its genesis has been nothing but trouble. FINANCIAL REGULATIONOsborne’s long-held dream of scrapping the Financial Services Authority and handing its powers to a beefed up Bank of England looked in jeopardy when the coalition was formed. Vince Cable, the Lib Dem voice on economics, was an ardent opponent. Still, Osborne got his way, albeit by convincing FSA chief Hector Sants to stay on board at the very last minute. Sants will oversee the disbandment of the FSA and then head up the new Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), a subsidiary of the Bank. An Economic Crime Agency, promised by the Tories in opposition, seems to have hit the skids for now, however, showing the limitations of the government’s whirlwind approach. Although Osborne has won the argument on disbanding the FSA, the real test is whether the PRA is much better. BANKING COMMISSIONThere’s been a running joke in Westminster since the coalition took the reins of power. “A review a day keeps legislation away”. Reviews and commissions have become a useful device for kicking party differences into the long grass, not least in the area of banking. In opposition, the Lib Dems said the break-up of universal banks like HSBC and Barclays would be a precondition of any coalition deal, but they’ve had to make do with an independent commission instead. The make-up of the commission should worry the banking industry: consumer champion Claire Spottiswoode has already called for the separation of retail and investment banking, while Financial Times writer Martin Wolf argues for a similar approach in his columns. Even the bankers – ex-Barclays chief Martin Taylor and former JP Morgan banker Bill Winters – are said to be in two minds about the merits of the universal model. Sources say Osborne and Cable are not as divided on the future of banking as reports suggest: the spectre of a British version of Glass-Steagall could yet become a reality. TAX ANDRED TAPE Firms feel more at home with the pro-business noises coming from the new government, but there have been few actions to match the rhetoric. On the plus side, the headline rate of corporation tax will be cut by 1p-a-year for the next four years until it hits 24p – Britain’s lowest ever rate, while the government will reform the way in which foreign profits are taxed. But the government is planning to scrap the default retirement age and is pressing ahead with Harriet Harman’s equalities agenda, both of which will cost firms dearly. Hopes for a bonfire of red tape appear to have been just that. 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Caesars signs NY betting partnership with tribal operator

first_img Email Address Caesars Entertainment is set to bring sports betting to three casinos in New York after partnering with the Oneida Indian Nation.The deal is reliant on sports betting regulations being passed by legislators in the state, and ratification by the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC).Under the terms of the deal, Caesars would have a presence at Turning Stone Resort Casino (pictured), Yellow Brick Road Casino and Point Place Casino, with each venue close to the city of Syracuse, the fifth most-populous city in the state.Each casino would open a betting venue under the ‘The Lounge with Caesars Sports’ brand in 2019 should regulations finally be agreed in the state.“We are eagerly awaiting the NIGC’s review of this innovative new partnership involving a licensing and branding arrangement,” said Christian Stuart, Caesars’ executive vice president gaming and interactive entertainment.“The Oneida Indian Nation has already established Turning Stone as the preeminent New York gaming destination, which makes the property and its sister casinos fitting partners for Caesars.“When it comes to partnerships, Caesars seeks collaborators who share our commitment to exceeding guest expectations, and we are confident that ‘The Lounge with Caesars Sports’ at Turning Stone, Yellow Brick Road Casino and Point Place Casino will be a top sports betting destination in New York.”Legislation that would empower the state gaming division to issue regulations has yet to be passed in New York. Senator John Bonacic, now retired, attempted to progress a bill last year that ultimately failed, however Senator Joe Addabbo, his replacement as the chairman of the Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering, has already expressed plans to introduce a new bill in the coming legislative session.As things stand, when betting is regulated it will be available at four approved commercial casinos – Resorts World Catskills, the Del Lago, Tioga Downs and Rivers Casino – and at tribal casinos, under the terms of their compacts with the state.Each of the four commercial casinos have already partnered with sportsbooks. Empire Resorts’ Resorts World Catskills has agreed a deal with Bet365; Del Lago will work with DraftKings; Tioga Downs with FanDuel and Rivers with Rush Street Interactive.Speaking about the Caesars deal, Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO, said: “We are pleased to be joining forces with this world-renowned gaming leader.“Like Oneida Nation Enterprises, Caesars has built its business on exceptional service, as well as a dedication to constant innovation. These shared values create the perfect synergy for a meaningful long-term partnership.” Oneida Indian Nation’s three casinos will open Caesars-branded sports lounges should New York legalise sports betting Caesars signs NY betting partnership with tribal operator 3rd January 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img Topics: Casino & games Tribal gaming Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: US New Yorklast_img read more

I’d follow Warren Buffett and buy the best undervalued shares to make a million

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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. Matthew Dumigan 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. The FTSE 100 index is still down by 17% since the beginning of 2020. While another major sell-off could be lurking just around the corner, I certainly wouldn’t count on it. After all, many companies listed in the index are trading on cheap valuations relative to pre-crash levels, offering a wide margin of safety for investors buying today. With that in mind, I’d follow the example of an investing mastermind like Warren Buffett and buy the best undervalued shares on the market to build serious wealth. Warren Buffett’s value investingThe aftermath of a stock market crash provides ideal hunting ground for spotting undervalued companies. With depressed share prices that may be struggling to recover, investors can pay lower prices than they would in normal market conditions.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…While it’s notoriously difficult to buy at the bottom, following Buffett’s advice to pay a fair price for high-quality companies means that timing the market becomes far less important. After all, Buffett owes his success to the time he spent in the market, not his timing of the market.When on the lookout for the best undervalued shares, it’s important to keep a few key factors in mind. For example, evaluating a company’s price-to-earnings ratio. This measurement determines the market value of a company relative to its earnings. A low P/E (roughly less than 15) may suggest that a company’s shares are undervalued. Conversely, a high P/E (roughly greater than 15) could indicate that a stock is overvalued.There are exceptions to this however, and it’s important to compare P/E ratios on an industry basis for a more accurate comparison. According to Buffett, more important factors include the strength of the underlying business and whether it possess a competitive advantage over its peers. Make a million after the market crashMarket sentiment towards an undervalued stock often improves over time. Consequently, investors usually profit through a combination of considerable share price appreciation and healthy dividend payments. Additionally, if ploughed back into the original investment, these dividends fuel the compounding process.Ultimately, buying the best undervalued shares may not result in you becoming a billionaire, like Warren Buffett. But it could certainly improve your chances of growing a tidy sum. Key to this undertaking is unlocking the potential for compound returns. This is the process that turns a relatively small investment into huge return. To illustrate, a £10,000 investment that achieves an annual return of 9% would be worth £132,675 after 30 years. Supplement this with regular monthly amounts and your prospects of achieving a six-figure portfolio increase dramatically. Evidently, the possibility of a second stock market crash remains on the horizon. That said, I believe investors who stick to their strategy and ride out the temporary market downswings can expect to profit handsomely over the long term.     See all posts by Matthew Dumiganlast_img read more

Ulster bid to maintain momentum

first_imgBiarritz will meet UlsterBiarritz Olympique and Ulster Rugby will bring the curtain down on the opening two weekends of the 16th season of Heineken Cup when they clash at Parc des Sports Aguilera in a contest that could have a major bearing on the final outcome of Pool 4.Ulster Rugby made sure of banking maximum points on the opening night of the tournament with four tries against Italian newcomers Aironi Rugby but outside half Ian Humphreys accepts they face a far tougher task against last season’s Heineken Cup finalists.“The Heineken Cup is a big step up and Biarritz were runners up last year so it’s a massive challenge for us – but it is also the kind of challenge that allows us to see how good we are,” said the player now filling the No 10 boots of elder brother David at Ravenhill and one of the try scorers against Aironi.“We think we have done pretty well so far but Sunday will be a real test.“It is going to be tough going down there but, if we can perform as we know we can, we can definitely get something out of the game.“It is still early days but we are unbeaten and we’ll take plenty of positives. We’re going down there full of confidence. If we can play like we did against Aironi, cut out the mistakes and play at that intensity, not many teams will be able to live with us.“We have got to go there with confidence. We’re on a roll, winning is a habit and at the moment we’ve got that habit and hopefully it can continue next week.“It was an enjoyable opener as I think we all had the mindset that we were going to play a bit of rugby. We tried to lift the intensity and I think Aironi struggled to deal with that at times.“It was just through a few mistakes that we didn’t pile on the points. A couple of times we tried to force the offload and force passes. The challenge against the top teams like Biarritz is that we need to tighten up on that and cut out the silly errors.” “It was solid throughout the game and all credit to the front row, I thought Tom Court and Bryan Young did exceptionally well, along with Rory Best as well.“That gives us another boost in confidence going into the game with Biarritz who will be a very tight scrummaging unit.” TAGS: Ulster Ulster Rugby – the 1999 tournament winners – have failed to qualify for the knock-out stages for the 11 seasons since then and head coach Brian McLaughlin was pleased to have got off to a five-point start with higher mountains to climb.“It has been an exceptional start,” he said. “We are very happy with where we are, we think we’re in a good place and we know we can still play better.“Biarritz are last year’s runners up, they’re a smashing side and we’re under no illusions.“Aironi are a very tough physical pack and things will be no different in Biarritz. We have to make sure we deal with that and match their physicality.“And they will be a different proposition on their own patch but we’re going to go there with a lot of confidence. If we can make sure we take our opportunities when they arise, well, who knows?“The set scrum was a particularly pleasing point for me against Aironi. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Blue Darters blast Ocoee 44-7

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! TAGSApopka Blue Darters Previous articleAmerica: Too ashamed to be proud?Next articleMortgage Rates Hold Steady Around 4% Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Freshman running back goes for 222 yards and 3 touchdownsThere are no hurricanes setting their sites on Florida, but the Ocoee Knights may beg to differ. The Apopka Blue Darters rolled into town with category five force and blew Ocoee up 44-7 to open their regular season tonight. The rout comes a week after Apopka beat perennial powerhouse Daytona Beach Mainland 26-14 in a pre-season game at Roger Williams Field on the campus of Apopka High School.Freshman running back Eric Wright gashed the Knights for 222 rushing yards and three touchdowns, while quarterback/running back Jecoryan Davis-Hamilton added 50 yards and three more touchdown runs. They made up for junior running back Cornelius Williams’ absence due to an injury. Williams ran for 181 yards and three touchdowns last week against Mainland, but tonight it was his replacement who ran wild on touchdown bursts of 28, 1 and 80 yards. Davis-Hamilton has lined up as both a running back and quarterback, but against Ocoee he ran between the tackles and behind the Blue Darters’ massive offensive line for three hard earned touchdown runs inside the 5-yard-line.The Blue Darter defense was for the second straight week an immovable presence, wreaking havoc with a swarming pass rush which created several sacks and kept the Knights off balance the entire game.Apopka (1-0) opens its home season next Friday against the Miami Norland Vikings in a non-conference battle. The Vikings were 4-6 last season.Kickoff is at 7PM. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

Blake Street / B.E ARCHITECTURE

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/369557/blake-street-b-e-architecture Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/369557/blake-street-b-e-architecture Clipboard Projects Houses Australia photographs:  Peter ClarkePhotographs:  Peter Clarke + 29 Share “COPY” Architects: B.E Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Blake Street / B.E ARCHITECTURESave this projectSaveBlake Street / B.E ARCHITECTURESave this picture!© Peter ClarkeHouses•Shoreham, Australia CopyAbout this officeB.E ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesShorehamHousesAustraliaPublished on May 07, 2013Cite: “Blake Street / B.E ARCHITECTURE” 07 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ EffectPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceBricksEndicottBrick Facade at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 60eUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Products in Palazzo VolpiChairshorgenglarusUpholstered Chair – diva 5-154Wall / Ceiling LightsHE WilliamsLED Downlight – 4DR RoundMore 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 Blake Street / B.E ARCHITECTURE ArchDaily Area:  520 m² Area:  520 m² Photographs CopySave this picture!© Peter ClarkeRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. The house at Blake Street is a response to the blend of coastal and rural characteristics evident at the site. The dominant feature of the house is the massive stone podium which allows for the ruggedness of the site to be preserved without compromising the utility of the house. By elevating the house, it has the feel of being in the trees, and allows the indigenous vegetation of the site to come right up to the house. The stonework is also a reference to the strong presence of many of the older buildings in the surrounding area, which feature stone plinths of identical white Maffra stone and similar rudimentary construction.Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThe brief called for a house that was relaxed and casual, and felt like it belonged at the site. Because the site is particular exposed to wind, this has dictated the form and position of the building. Entry to the house is on the windward or western side; whilst on the leeward or north eastern side the house opens up to take advantage of the greater protection afforded this side. The scale of the house is mitigated by the stone podium, partially concealed by the ground and vegetation, and containing ancillary spaces and a guest wing.Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeBE Architecture has developed a multi-disciplinary practice which draws upon the diverse skills of its staff and covers a range of disciplines including interior, industrial and landscape design. This means that a number of consultants that would normally be needed on a project of this scale are not required. However, key contributions to the project were made by the structural engineer, through the design of an economical and understated structure for the timber buildings, and Marcos Davidson, the artist who made the wrought iron light fitting in the main living space which references the vegetation of the site.Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThe project was cost effective in spite of the rural location due to the minimisation of the number of trades required. The bulk of the house was built by carpenters utilising conventional lightweight construction techniques. The extensive stonework was also constructed primarily by bricklayers as opposed to specialist stonemasons, utilising rough struck local stone.Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThe house has been designed and constructed with sustainability in mind. Insulation techniques throughout the house are above and beyond standard requirements, as the house features numerous layers of insulation, applied at each different stage of the construction. External walls feature thick frames, boosting thermal performance. Windows are double glazed with split frames. A variety of other techniques including thermal extract fans, hydronic heating and solar hot water also minimise energy consumption. Extensive underground rainwater tanks provide water for irrigation and all functions required by the house.Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThe black and white colour scheme of the exterior acknowledges the necessity of treating timber to prolong its lifespan, especially in such an exposed site, but pushes this further to develop a strong graphic composition out of what may initially appear as a constraint.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessA Crash Course on Modern Architecture (Part 2)Articles30 Unit Multifamily Housing Building / NarchSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

64 Social Housing / Guinée et Potin Architectes + Alterlab Arc…

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/879150/64-social-housing-guinee-et-potin-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeGuinée et Potin ArchitectsOfficeFollowAlterlab ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingAytréFrancePublished on September 07, 2017Cite: “64 Social Housing / Guinée et Potin Architectes + Alterlab Architectes” 07 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?64 社会福利住房:藩篱背后的故事 / Guinée et Potin Architectes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 64 Social Housing / Guinée et Potin Architectes + Alterlab Architectes Year:  ArchDaily 64 Social Housing / Guinée et Potin Architectes + Alterlab ArchitectesSave this projectSave64 Social Housing / Guinée et Potin Architectes + Alterlab Architectes Architects: Alterlab Architectes, Guinée et Potin Architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/879150/64-social-housing-guinee-et-potin-architects Clipboard CopySocial Housing•Aytré, France City:AytréCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sergio GraziaRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. This 64 dwellings project, divided into two buildings, is implemented in the heart of the residence Pierre Loti, completing an urban renewal. The master plan places the project at a crossroads of varied building types and densities. As a consequence, the process aims for a volumetric transition, possible within the context, contributing to the future identity of the new Pierre Loti Street.Save this picture!General PerspectiveConsidering the multiple features (size, parking area, orientation, relation to the nearby buildings, surrounding areas layouts…) of the two set up areas offered for each building and the ambitious goal regarding density, a differentiated answer is given for each building in order to make the most of their respective potentials:Save this picture!© Sergio Grazia- On one hand, the R building, through the shape of its roof, floors’ movements (R+4 on the Charles de Gaulle Avenue, R+5 in the center, and R+3 on Pierre Loti street) and volumes’ gradual transition, assures a new link toward Aytré city center.- On its part, the S building facing the most imposing form of the Galapagos building offers in response a more compacted monolithic volume.Save this picture!© Sergio GraziaThe two constructions offer to the passerby sequenced facades: horizontally with long terraces and vertically with entrances and vertical flows inside the buildings, designed as «rifts». The project highlights ideas of appropriation and habitability, with a wish of giving to each dwelling a nearly private access. The treatment of the side spaces in connection to the Pierre Loti Street and following on from the buildings fits in with the latter outline.Save this picture!Context PlanAccesses to the dwellings: housing’s appropriation and privatization.Regarding the R building, the path reinterprets features of an individual housing into the apartment block: passing through a fence, pushing a barrier, following an alley, taking advantage of the landscape and entering the dwelling through a door directly open to the outside.Save this picture!© Sergio GraziaSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Sergio GraziaOutdoor corridors allow an aerial walk, offer numerous views and support neighborly relations. Besides, they enable the dwellings to be dual-aspect, to benefit from double or triple orientation, and preserve privacy. They lead to only 6 dwellings per floor.Save this picture!© Sergio GraziaThese «pontoons» establish a gradual distance between public and private spaces. In addition, displaced accesses to the entrances preserve the dwellings’ intimacy from the traffic. The outdoor corridors give access to the dwellings thanks to private footbridges.Save this picture!© Sergio GraziaConcerning the S building, the density of the construction and the efficiency of the distribution (8 dwellings per floor) implies a precise work regarding natural light input in each space, and especially in the communal areas. The path invented for the residents starts in a dual-aspect hall, north-south oriented, complete with a north-western fragment. This cutting up in the building allows the creation of clear views toward north, south, and west, in shared spaces bathed in light.Save this picture!© Sergio GraziaProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Farmer’s House / AR Design StudioSelected ProjectsRothschild Tower / Richard Meier & PartnersSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:17440 Aytré, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  3820 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Social Housing Photographs France Manufacturers: Kawneer, Plexiglas, Silverwood Stone Photographs:  Sergio Grazia Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Lead Architect: “COPY” Save this picture!© Sergio Grazia+ 21 Share Hervé Potin & Anne-Flore Guinée 2017last_img read more

Wealth-X publishes World Ultra Wealth-Report 2012-13

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. Wealth-X publishes World Ultra Wealth-Report 2012-13 Howard Lake | 17 September 2012 | News  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Ultra high net worth (UHNW) prospecting and intelligence specialists Wealth-X has published the second annual edition of its World Ultra Wealth-Report.The report considers only individuals with a net worth of US $30 million or more.Global• There are now 187,380 people in the ultra wealthy bracket, an increase of 0.6% over the previous year. Their combined wealth, however, shrank by 1.8% to US$25.8 trillion.• Their total wealth still surpasses the combined GDP of the USA and China by US$3.5 trillion.• There are now 2,160 billionaires in the world, an increase of 9.4%. Their combined wealth has grown by 14% to US$6.2 trillion.Europe• There are 53,440 ultra wealthy people, a drop of 1.9%.• They have a combined wealth of $6.95 trillion, a drop of 2.7% Advertisement UK• In the UK, there are 10,515 ultra high net worth individuals.• They have a combined wealth of $1.325 trillion, a rise of 3.7%.• There are 140 individuals with a wealth of at least $1 billion, and 5,490 with a wealth of between $30 million to $49 million.The report also includes other more detailed information, including a state-by-state analysis in the USA, with California at the top of the league, and New York leading as the city with the highest number of ultra wealthy people.http://wealthx.com/wealthreport/ Tagged with: Prospect research read more

Skipton Building Society offers 161 £500 donations to local groups

first_img  95 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 June 2014 | News Tagged with: corporate Funding Yorkshire Skipton Building Society is accepting applications for Grassroots Giving 2014, its annual grantmaking round designed to help fund development of grassroots organisations in the Society’s communities. This year there are 161 donations of £500 available.They are only available to local groups or community organisations, not registered charities. The latter can access funding from The Skipton Building Society Charitable Foundation.The Society has published a list of activities and projects that are not eligible for funding, including rent and/or maintenance of a property, animal welfare, party political activities, medical research and medical equipment, and direct costs of fundraising events. In addition, organisations that have “an annual net profit of more than £10,000” are not eligible either.Applications to Grassroots Giving must be received by 31 July 2014. The public will then be invited to vote on a shortlist of organisations and the winning groups will be notified after 1 November. 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.  96 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Skipton Building Society offers 161 £500 donations to local groups Advertisementlast_img read more

DS News Webcast: Wednesday 2/5/2014

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save DS News Webcast: Wednesday 2/5/2014 Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Featured / DS News Webcast: Wednesday 2/5/2014 About Author: DSNews Related Articles in Featured, Media, Webcasts Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago February 5, 2014 677 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: MountainView Announces Sale of $2.4B in Fannie Mae MSRs Next: Morgan Stanley Announces $1.25B Settlement with FHFA The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago 2014-02-05 DSNews Subscribe CoreLogic released on Tuesday its Home Price Index for December, noting an 11% bump year-over-year. According to the company, it was the highest annual rate of increase since 2005, pushing 10 states and the District of Columbia to new all-time price peaks.Out of the 47 states reporting price appreciation in December, Nevada ranked highest for another month, posting annual growth of nearly 24%. Following that were California, Michigan, Oregon, and Georgia, with price increases ranging from 12% to 20%. Only three states experienced price declines compared to December 2012: Arkansas, New Mexico, and Mississippi.A survey of potential home sellers in the first quarter finds many face the same issues that current buyers are grappling with. In a survey released by Redfin Tuesday, 29% of homeowners cited low inventory as one of the concerns they have about listing their house, while 27% said heightened competition has made them doubtful about finding a new home. Another common answer among respondents was the difficulty buyers are currently having getting financing.last_img read more