In a low-interest-rate environment, are dividend-paying stocks the best way to get income?

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In order for the money to generate income, we are going to have to take on some added risk in order to get a greater reward.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…What rate of interest are we looking for? Everyone is different, so there is no one answer here. However, the latest reading of inflation came out at 1.7%. This means we need to generate at least 1.7% in interest just to stop the value of our money being eroded by inflation. Anything above that becomes real yield, which is what we want.How stocks can help with low interest ratesMost businesses within the FTSE 100 pay dividends. This has given rise to a common financial ratio of a dividend yield. This seeks to compare the size of the dividend with the share price of the firm. When you see what proportion of the share price is paid as a dividend, you can obtain a percentage value. You can then use this almost as a proxy for an interest rate.Let us take an example. One of the largest firms in the FTSE 100 index is GlazoSmithKline. It currently has a dividend yield of 5.18%. While this isn’t officially an interest rate, we can use it as a fair comparison. How does it compare to other income-paying assets? Well, we have already seen above that interest rates are 0.1%, so it beats savings accounts easily. Bonds pay a coupon, which is classified as income. Yet the yield on a generic UK Government bond is only around 0.5%. So again, a dividend-paying stock offers a substantially higher income for an investor.Higher income, higher risk?One point investors should note is that receiving income from a dividend-paying stock does come with higher risk than a Cash ISA or bond. This is because dividends can be cut or reduced, depending on company performance. ITV is an example of this, recently cutting the dividend in response to the virus.Further, there is volatility in the underlying share price of the firm whose shares you buy. While you lock in the dividend yield with the price you paid for the share initially, this price does change. Yet even with the higher risk, I still feel dividend-paying stocks are the best way to get income at the moment. This is because the dividend yield is so much higher than other assets. I would take a 5.18% yield from GlaxoSmithKline, and stomach the potential movements in the share price and risk of a dividend cut. There are other companies whose dividends appears to be safe, and have low volatility, such as Imperial Brands, Taylor Wimpey and M&G. Check out my Motley Fool colleague Roland Head’s view of their dividends here. 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Presiding Bishop further restricts ministry of Heather Cook

first_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Comments are closed. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Anne Bay says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 February 11, 2015 at 6:13 am It would have been nice had the Presiding Bishop’s Notice of Restriction included any tone of remorse for the Church’s, and the PB’s own, actions in having ordained and consecrated Ms. Cook in the first place. They knew about her 2010 arrest. They chose not to share it with the electors (even though it was a matter of public record). The Presiding Bishop knew, because Sutton told her, that Ms. Cook was drunk at her own installation festivities. The PB consecrated Ms. Cook anyway. So it’s a little rich to read now the Presiding Bishop’s righteous denunciations of Ms. Cook’s “misrepresentations.” An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL February 10, 2015 at 5:05 pm This is just sad all around. I pray she gets the help she needs. Liz Mauro says: February 11, 2015 at 9:15 am At this point (what difference does it make) “until such time as all matters relating to you that are pending before a panel of the Disciplinary Board of Bishops shall have been finally resolved” (and should add) or until a civil court renders a verdict in this case. If she pleads guilty or is found guilty by a jury, then it should be clearly understood she no longer has standing (period). Posted Feb 10, 2015 Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ February 10, 2015 at 8:33 pm As someone who has reaped the benefits of AA sober for almost 20 years my heart goes out to the former bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Easton praying that she finds joy and peace. Martha Knight says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Mark Merrill says: February 13, 2015 at 9:45 am I think expecting personal responsibility for one’s actions is not contrary to Christian teaching, but is a fundamental to its understanding. While is is true God can forgive all sins, it is not the case for Humanity. Civil Law exists to enforce standards set for the Common Good. Heather Cook willing and on her on volition drove a vehicle while intoxicated and did cause the death of Tom Palermo. God can forgive Heather for that, but the State has a responsibility to hold her accountable for the death of Tom Palermo. The Church has a responsibility to remove her from the high office to which it elected her based on her actions resulting in the death of Tom Palermo.All of us in this Common Life struggle with this sad situation. Personal accountability and responsibility for one’s own actions are primary to the well being of this Common Life together. February 13, 2015 at 9:16 am ” The church was well aware of her previous history as well her father’s and yet theydecided to allow her to “move on” without proper monitoring”Regardless of the tragic final outcome I don’t think her father’s same history of alcohol problems should have any bearing on the decision regarding whether or not to elect Heather as future Bishop. And the social worker is right on. Experts should have been consulted to provide guidance on evaluating sobriety, recovery, and likelihood of relapse. Rector Martinsville, VA Anne Folan says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET March 1, 2015 at 2:17 pm As an active person in recovery for going on 28 years, Bishop Cook’s case is one of the most complex and devastating I have read about. I am guessing that her lawyer has taken over her case and is telling her what and what not to do. She has multiple charges against her and an upcoming court appearance. I am guessing that some “deal” will be put forth at her and at that time it will be announced if she is going to resign or not. If she resigns, she loses her income and benefits. so I’m sure the lawyer is trying to salvage these. Unfortunately no amount of legal consequences will bring Tom Palermo back. William A. Flint, PhD says: February 20, 2015 at 6:12 pm Ann Bay has it right. We failed to call her to take responsibility for her conduct before she was ordained which in my mind represents an absence of understanding of the very nature of this addiction. Given the dates in the timeline, it would have been preferable to cancel the ceremony and “get to the bottom” of the situation. It isn’t surprising that she was apparently drunk at that time … relapse is a trait of the disease and those skilled in dealing with alcoholics understand this. Instead we denied and enabled … also sad sad traits of the disease of alcoholism… enabling her to continue what was her charade, leaving her free to continue her habit … now she and the Church pay the consequences. February 10, 2015 at 8:27 pm Unfortunately the victim doesn’t get another chance….this seems to be just a start to an incredibly dishonest and dangerous person’s actions. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Ted Martin says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ February 21, 2015 at 7:28 pm Tom Palermo, a much beloved father, husband, son, friend, cyclist is dead because of Heather Cook. Yes, she suffers from alcoholism, but has not admitted it to it and in my book, that makes her a drunk. The committee, Bishop Sutton and the PB knew her issues and they also must have blood on their hands. Who is going to punish them? Heather Cook can attend AA meetings in prison where I hope she stays for a long time. Disease or not, she drank to excess, killed a man and left the scene of the accident. I really don’t have any sympathy for her. February 16, 2015 at 1:59 pm No tragedy befell Heather Cook. She visited tragedy upon others. Her actions were 100% her choice. She should spend a long, long time in jail. What she did was akin to blindly firing a gun into a crowd. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori JAMES R. ADAMS says: [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Feb. 10 issued a formal canonical Restriction on Ordained Ministry directed to the Rt. Rev. Heather Cook, Bishop Suffragan of Maryland.This Restriction was issued as part of the Episcopal Church’s Title IV disciplinary process.  The Restriction provides:Pursuant to Canons IV.7(3), (4) and IV.17(2) of this church, I hereby place the following restrictions on your ordained ministry:You shall not exercise or engage in the ordained ministry of this Church in any respect, shall not participate in any functions of the House of Bishops, and shall not hold yourself out as an ordained person of this Church in good standing, until such time as all matters relating to you that are pending before a panel of the Disciplinary Board of Bishops shall have been finally resolved.In her notice, the Presiding Bishop indicates, “This restriction is being placed upon your ordained ministry because information has been received by the Intake Officer that indicates that you may have committed one or more offenses under Canon IV.4 as a result of your alleged criminal conduct in connection with an automobile accident on December 27, 2014 and misrepresentations you allegedly made to persons in the Diocese of Easton and in connection to your candidacy for the episcopate in the Diocese of Maryland regarding your experience with alcohol.The Restriction takes effect immediately. February 13, 2015 at 11:35 am Thank you to those who acknowledged being in recovery and participating in AA. I have had several clergy friends who were very open about the same thing. They were/are remarkable priests and ministers. Our church and our culture needs to hear your stories of recovery. It seems to me that it only needs to be anonymous in that no one else is allowed to tell your story. Comments (29) Melanie Barbarito says: February 23, 2015 at 4:11 pm As one who has suffered the loss of a spouse by the actions of a drunk driver, the driver and those from his family or workplace are the least from whom I would have wanted help. The money is appreciated by survivors who can decide how that replacement of power will help us, and yes, it is not the same as replacing the person who was killed. Instead of Bishops tsk-tsk-tsking and saying “Isn’t that awful and tragic,” those bishops responsible for consenting to Bishop Cook’s election and those bishops who consecrated her should be asked to contribute to a fund for the Palermo family which could begin to show signs beyond band-aid charity & justice to compassionate sacrificial giving. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing February 18, 2015 at 10:01 pm I have just read current articles stating both Pb Schori and Bishop Sutton not only saw first-hand Heather Cook drunk at the pre-consecration dinner, but they also talked about it, and nothing was done. On top of that, at the Consecration the question is asked “if there is anyone here,etc.” and no one said a thing, including PB Schori and Bishop Sutton! And also, apparently Heather Cook’s partner, Mark Hansen was also at that dinner, so he is also guilty of not speaking up. I am absolutely shocked by what Bishop Sutton has been quoted as saying if he stopped the Consecration that there would be =to paraphrase-an uproar! So what! That’s the main requirement of being in a trusted position-to be able to stand up for what is right! I had an eighth grade church school teacher who I learned a great deal from and still remember. One of the most important things I learned in that church school class from a wonderful teacher, was in life you can be “liked” or respected-choose one. That has helped me in so many situations for more years than I care to say! I realise Schori and Sutton apparently have no knowledge of the Disease of Alcoholism and its dynamics and its physiological progression, which is too bad since they are in high up positions, but it doesn’t take an expert to know that if a candidate for bishop is drunk two days before they are to be consecrated something is beyond serious and steps to stop it need to happen-simple as that. To let Heather be made a bishop and then afterward send someone to her to discuss her being drunk is just absurd. Just absolutely negates all the requirements to be made a bishop. i have been in Recovery for 27 years and have always been active in the program and have been privileged to attend conferences, seminars, treatment programs, lectures, etc. through the years. Big strides in those years have been made with regard as to the importance of everyone affected by the Disease to get help: Al-anon, Alateen, A.A. . Children of Alcoholics as young as 6 years of age can attend pre-alateen and also attend special children’s programs at the Betty Ford Clinic and others. It’s a Family Disease. So, the people involved in this fiasco need to contact treatment centers, Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-anon , and the Alateen program for literature, information, speakers, and attend meetings. No excuses not to learn and experience what Recovery constitutes. What a mistake it was, in hindsight, not to halt the consecration. As far as Heather Cook getting sober, etc. and being of help in prison with other alcoholics, that is a pipe dream. She is in so much denial and has so much enabling from all of her family andfriends it takes years to be able to be of service in that regard. The focus just needs to be her doing the program. She’ll be lucky to do that. There are Hospital and Institution A.A. and Al-anon panels that have long timers that can help the prisoners. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Collierville, TN J. Briton Hamilton says: February 13, 2015 at 2:28 pm Thanks to William Flint for providing balance to my discussion about the free grace of God to forgive our sins. Indeed, I would feel that civil law would be remiss in not having lawyers who are seeking the truth, a fair jury, and a judge with the quality of intellect and temperament to meet out the measures that are required for justice in our society. Also, the measures the Church has taken, up to this point, seem abundantly fair and reasonable. Rector Smithfield, NC Melissa Huber says: Bruce May says: Anne Bay says: Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, February 26, 2015 at 12:55 am IMHO, the gravest moral failing was the decision of the search committee and others who knew about Bishop Cook’s past. On the very weak grounds of “privacy” they withheld information the electors needed to know if they were to exercise their responsibility. Before I became a Catholic, when I was a seminarian and Episcopal priest, I had clinical training in chemical dependency, worked with treatment programs in my communities, and regularly attended Al-Anon and open AA meetings. It was pretty clear that even when I was considered a resource, my interest and concern in this problem was also considered evidence of being a little bit of a crank.It’s a matter of grave concern that, decades later, the leaders of the Episcopal Church have made denial (followed by vindictiveness) an acceptable part of their management style.The Search Committee exhibited the denial, manipulation, enabling, and rationalization characteristic — indeed, almost defining — of co-dependents. They preen themselves on their sensitivity, compassion, tolerance, inclusiveness, and sophistication, and then destroy their credibility and throw innocent people under the bus (almost literally!) as they shy from creating the disturbance which might have saved lives, possibly even souls.Bishop Cook is very ill. The PB, Bishop Sutton, and the leaders of the Diocese of Maryland are in grave moral and spiritual peril. February 11, 2015 at 12:24 am As another fellow AA , and an Episcopalian, my heart goes out to the victim , and the alcoholic who should never have been driving. Rector Belleville, IL February 11, 2015 at 7:02 am We can never go back and undo what has been done. Very few priests can claim that they haven’t overlooked a parishioner who has had too much to drink and they have done nothing about it. This is the first of many actions the PB will take–but no action will ever be enough for those who grieve the loss of this young man. Like Bishop Sutton and like Bishop Jefferts Schori we can look back at events and say to ourselves ‘we should have known’ or ‘we should have acted differently.’ But it is difficult to always make the right call. February 28, 2015 at 7:29 am Cook still has not resigned? Incredible. That in itself, shows she is not fit to be a Bishop, in an already ailing church. Selfish. House of Bishops, Rev. Carl Byrd says: Anne Bay says: LaRae Rutenbar says: Hugh Hansen, Ph.D. says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Mark Fish says: Anne McLain says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT May 12, 2015 at 7:04 pm Dear Mark, I say AMEN to your comment on praying for Tom’s little children. Tom Palermo was a personal friend to all people in the bicycling world. We all experienced joy knowing him and his family. Every Episcopal function has wine and I do say, every function has wine. Hugh Hansen, Ph.D. says: February 10, 2015 at 8:03 pm The Presiding Bishop is entirely correct. May 12, 2015 at 7:21 pm Dear Dr. Hansen, GOD HELPS THOSE THAT HELP THEMSELVES. GOD WILL FORGIVE HER, NO ONE ELSE WILL.Instead of Bishops tsk-tsk-tsking and saying “Isn’t that awful and tragic,” those bishops responsible for consenting to Bishop Cook’s election and those bishops who consecrated her should be asked to contribute to a fund for the Palermo family which could begin to show signs beyond band-aid charity & justice to compassionate sacrificial giving. ALL OF THESE DRINKING PEOPLE SHOULD BE CHARGED NOW! Rector Tampa, FL March 1, 2015 at 2:24 pm As an active person in recovery for going on 28 years, Bishop Cook’s case is one of the most complex and devastating I have read about. I am guessing that her lawyer has taken over her case and is telling her what and what not to do. She has multiple charges against her and an upcoming court appearance. I am guessing that some “deal” will be put forth to her and at that time it will be announced if she is going to resign or not. If she resigns, she loses her income and benefits. so I’m sure the lawyer is trying to salvage these. Unfortunately no amount of legal consequences will bring Tom Palermo back. Submit an Event Listing February 10, 2015 at 10:00 pm I am a licensed, clinical, social worker in private practice. I treat a variety of psychiatric disorders. Trust is the key component in the process of helping. From the information provided to me, those responsible in the church for insuring that competent stable people are elevated to the position of trust,made critical errors in this process. In assessing Heather Cook’s competency, did they consider obtaining objective professional assistance in determining Ms Cook’s recovery process. I hope that they recognized that they DID not have the expertise to do so. If they did not, then it is imperative that this process and the guidelines surrounding decision making be ruthlessly reexamined. Heather Cook has a psychiatric disorder. To participate in the elevation of Heather Cook to the position of suffragan bishop without the assistance of experts in her disease is egregious. William A. Flint, PhD says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Presiding Bishop further restricts ministry of Heather Cook Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Dan Lester says: Liz Mauro says: Featured Jobs & Calls Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Phil Reinheiner says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Thomas Hofer says: Rector Bath, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI February 13, 2015 at 8:54 am I am writing the following as a public confession that Heather Cook’s demise as a bishop has challenged me in my thinking and actions as a Christian and a member of this society to ask for forgiveness and to reach out in love. None of us who have followed this case can remain the same after knowing the facts. It is a disaster of epic proportions in so many sectors of society. Perhaps, we are seeing a biblical sagas like Abraham, King David, or St. Paul being played out right before our eyes.After hearing about the awful tragedy befalling Bishop Heather Cook, I almost despaired to the point of fainting. To think that this person who had received the highest holy orders of our church and had performed the Holy Eucharist, perhaps, for thousands is beset by such alienation from society, from her exalted role in the church, and from her service to humanity who needs her. And most of all, knowing the deplorable loss experienced by Tom Palermo’s family. It leave you empty, breathless, and wishing you could say, “this isn’t so!” But it is so, and it did happen, now what?How I wanted to feel such contempt and loathing for her, knowing that there must be scores of committed candidates who would’ve taken these orders and perform them in such loyalty and devotion throughout their life. Yet, I am forbidden by the Holy Spirit to judge, hate, or despise this gifted child of God. I only find release from this bitterness by truly loving her as my sister whom God has forgiven. I only found myself loving her, when I realized that my attitudes were manifestly unchristian and, in the light of the passion of our Christ, there is no justification for the contempt in my soul.In the light of Calvary and the teaching of Jesus Christ, we have been SHOWN the Father in His mercy and love. To put it in Barthian language, He exists exists neither next to us nor merely above us but rather by us and most important of all, FOR US! (Evangelical theology, page 11) A parallel universe of darkness, chaos, and loneliness is not our destiny. As God’s children we are in the the universe of light, and we are completely forgiven–without reservations–all of us. In the Holy Eucharist there is a challenge for all of us to pray for forgiveness and to except the grace given to us so freely by the death of our Lord Jesus Christ. Our sister, Heather Cook, is no exception. Somehow, all things will work together for the good to them that love God. And that includes the precious family of Tom Palermo. God is for Heather Cook and God is for Tom Palermo’s family, and God is for the rest of us!Sent from my iPad Director of Music Morristown, NJ February 26, 2015 at 12:16 pm Mr. Koenig speaks of his of the scope of the issues surrounding an abuser of substances. Complicated? Yes. Known paths of the disease? Yes. Education of our clergy fails if it does not educate its clergy and take this issuer as seriously as it does the teaching of Greek. Lets hope that from this crisis emerges a renewed dedication to education of our clergy on issues of substance abuse … after all, clergy frequently are the first responders to parishioners bringing issues of abuse and enabling to their parish spiritual leader. … and in those cases, clergy need to know what they are talking about and doing! The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC February 11, 2015 at 12:53 am As a recovering alcoholic (25 years) I hope that Ms. Cook can reach the point where she can sit in an AA meeting every day for at least a year, and at least weekly forever after, and say “Hello, I’m Heather, and I’m an alcoholic”. And the same in other fellowship meetings if necessary for related addiction problems. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Harold Koenig says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY February 16, 2015 at 1:56 pm How about praying for Tom Palermo, and his family? You know, the more deserving people… Selena Smith says: JAMES R. ADAMS says: Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Mark Merrill says: Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA February 19, 2015 at 9:00 pm I pray for Healing,Forgiveness, and our Episcopal Church.Shalom The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group last_img read more

AKAS Khaoyai / Black Pencils Studio

first_img Thailand Year:  Manufacturers: CASA ROCCA, SKK 2018 Area:  8000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/887463/akas-khaoyai-black-pencils-studio Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Spaceshift Studio+ 17Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Architects: Black Pencils Studio Area Area of this architecture project Housing CopyAbout this officeBlack Pencils StudioOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingTambon Hin TungThailandPublished on January 23, 2018Cite: “AKAS Khaoyai / Black Pencils Studio” 22 Jan 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalPlumbingSanifloGreywater Pump – Sanifast®SWH190WoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodMembranesEffisusAVCL Systems for FacadesSinksCosentinoBathroom Collection – Silestone® WashbasinsDoorsStudcoPocket Door Trims – CavKitWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Surface Finish – prePATINA-LineHanging LampsEureka LightingSuspended Lights – BloomMetallicsBaileyFacade Systems- I-Line Snap-On Feature ChannelMore 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 AKAS Khaoyai / Black Pencils Studio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/887463/akas-khaoyai-black-pencils-studio Clipboard Lead Architects: Photographs ArchDaily CopyHousing•Tambon Hin Tung, Thailand Structural Engineer:Chalermkiat WongwanichtaweeMep Engineer:Aeon Elen Generation co.,ltd.Landscape Designer:1819City:Tambon Hin TungCountry:ThailandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Spaceshift StudioRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectText description provided by the architects. AKAS is a residential project in Aumphur Pakchong, Nakornratchasrima, consists of 2 blocks of low-rise condominium. The project was initiated by the idea of natural scenery appreciation toward Khao Yai National Park, the main scenery of the project, changes seasonally throughout the year; breezy clear blue sky in winter, yellow and brown plantation in summer ,and dramatic mist covering the mountain in monsoon. Transforming the natural inspiration to architectural design concept, to capture ‘AKAS’(air), an intangible element represented by the magnificent view of Khao Yai National Park, by creating proportional opening to overwhelm the human scale in comparison to the scenery’s.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioSave this picture!MasterplanRaised on a gentle slope, 7-storey of living units are organized with linear system to maximize building exposure to the nature. Balconies along the southern facade are extended from interior living space to hold outdoor living activities throughout the day. Interior space is overwhelmed by the scenery from inside, but building outside is humble comparing to the surrounding. Building scale is refined by vertical elements and connected through horizontal beams. In detail level with material insertion and sleek profile eave breaking down rigid block to blend with natural backdrop.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioAKAS project does not only concern about the natural scenery, maximize viewing area and functional organization for the residents to be able to live closest to the nature within the comfortable living space, but also create co-existence of architecture and mesmerizing natural surroundings.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessDom-Ino Pavilion / Benyuan Design and Research CenterSelected ProjectsArchDaily’s 2018 Building of the Year Awards are Now Open for NominationsArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Khao Yai National Park, Tambon Hin Tung, Amphoe Mueang Nakhon Nayok, Chang Wat Nakhon Nayok 26000, ThailandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Chuti Srisnguanvilas, Theerapat Jiratiyuth, Nawanwaj Yudhanahas AKAS Khaoyai / Black Pencils StudioSave this projectSaveAKAS Khaoyai / Black Pencils Studio Projects “COPY” Photographs:  Spaceshift Studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

Red Chimney / stpmj

first_imgCopyAbout this officestpmjOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSeogwipo-siSouth KoreaPublished on July 02, 2018Cite: “Red Chimney / stpmj” 01 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore 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 City:Seogwipo-siCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Bae Ji HunRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. Red Chimney, a guest house, translates a chimney, an architectural element, to a new figure and program. Instead of conducting smoke, the oversized chimney, filled with various plants and allowing natural light and ventilation, holds diverse programs and functions.Save this picture!© Song YousubSave this picture!Floor Plan DetailsSave this picture!© Bae Ji HunThe chimney is popped up over the rigorous linear volume and exaggerated roof horizon. It is located between single family residence and guest rooms’ area and plays a vital role as a buffer between owner and guests. At the same time, it contains music, books and foods so that it becomes the place for social dining and rest space.Save this picture!Rendering PlanThe design of the house is primarily based on the site context. The 150-feet-long-single story building is located in the middle of tangerine tree grove. Small courtyards of each guest rooms directly relate to the surrounding in its privacy, visibility and activities. Narrow and vertical windows towards the trees carefully curate incoming light and expand views to the surroundings.Save this picture!© Bae Ji HunVisitors discover and observe ever changing condition of the sky and the tangerine field that become part of their special experience in a horizontal bisect above and below. The distinctive volumetric identity moves deliberately away from its vernacular neighbor but associates with the nearby houses with traditional function of chimney creating an interesting dialogue between the two.Save this picture!© Bae Ji HunProject gallerySee allShow less1WOR Flagship Shop in Shenzhen / DOMANISelected ProjectsClinic NK / 1-1 ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Structural Engineering: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/895065/red-chimney-stpmj Clipboard 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/895065/red-chimney-stpmj Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Seogwipo-si, South Korea Centum Houses Architects: stpmj Area Area of this architecture project Area:  555 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Save this picture!© Song Yousub+ 22Curated by María Francisca González Share Photographs Photographs:  Song Yousub, Bae Ji Hun Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Red Chimney / stpmj South Korea ArchDaily Projects Red Chimney / stpmjSave this projectSaveRed Chimney / stpmj Year:  Manufacturers: DuraVent, Eagon, INOUTIC, Tile Nara, gongganlast_img read more

Ribas House / Estúdio MRGB

first_img Year:  Ribas House / Estúdio MRGB Lead Architects: Save this picture!© Joana França+ 23Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Brazil Bruno Ribas, Igor Campos, Hermes Romão, Rodolfo Marques Photographs CopyHouses, House Interiors•Brazil Projects ArchDaily Ribas House / Estúdio MRGBSave this projectSaveRibas House / Estúdio MRGB ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950486/ribas-house-estudio-mrgb Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950486/ribas-house-estudio-mrgb Clipboard Houses 2018 Photographs:  Joana França Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Estúdio MRGB Area Area of this architecture project Project Team:Ana Orefice, Flávia GrobaEngineering:Stumm EngenhariaLanscape:Ana Paula RoseoCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Joana FrançaRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. Placed 20 kilometers apart from Brasília’s Plano Piloto center, the Casa Ribas overhangs in a plot with reduced dimensions and appropriates it in a way to balance the privacy-conviviality binom. Save this picture!© Joana FrançaFour concrete walls placed longitudinally and spanning fifteen meters from each other anchors, inside its limits, two steel pavilions separated by a patio. This initial partí structures the house in a way to dispose of these metallic pieces the intimate spaces and, beneath their shadows, the communal spaces.  Save this picture!© Joana FrançaSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Joana FrançaThe patio was articulated here as the central element of spatial organization. It was placed to distribute light and vegetation in a panoramic way to the ground floor level and to produce a silent communication with the upper floor level. Save this picture!© Joana FrançaThe load-bearing concrete walls, afar from their static duty to anchor the steel beams the structures of the upper pavilions, also have an infrastructural character – it withholds service spaces on the ground floor and, circulation on the upper floor. Save this picture!© Joana FrançaSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Joana FrançaIt is possible to say that the ensemble generated from the project’s actions and interactions resulted, therefore, a house where the re-establishment of a nonexistent landscape must be strong enough to establish dialogues: sometimes more silent, sometimes more outspoken. Save this picture!© Joana FrançaProject gallerySee allShow lessAlejandro Aravena Named as Chair of the Pritzker Architecture Prize JuryArchitecture NewsPresenting Duravit HygieneGlaze Antibacterial Ceramic Glaze for ToiletsArticles Share “COPY” Manufacturers: Arquivo Contemporâneo, Arte ofício, Chance, Deca, Evviva Bertolini, Hill House, Marmoraria Alvorada, Porinari, Raspatac, TG Technical Group, Vidromex “COPY” Area:  750 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeEstúdio MRGBOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsBrasiliaSteel HousesBrazilPublished on October 30, 2020Cite: “Ribas House / Estúdio MRGB” [Casa Ribas / Estúdio MRGB] 30 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

VenturePhilanthropyGuide highlighted by Harvard Business School

 16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 February 2001 | News UK Fundraising announced Natasha Van Bentum’s new VenturePhilanthropyGuide site in January. It is now the featured site in the Non-profits and Social Enterprise section of the prestigious Harvard Business School’s WorkingKnowledge Web site.Find out more at WorkingKnowledge and note the reviews of past featured sites on a social enterprise theme. VenturePhilanthropyGuide highlighted by Harvard Business School AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement 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. read more

Network for voluntary sector information managers

first_imgNetwork for voluntary sector information managers Find out more about VOLSIF.  10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Many fundraisers at smaller charities also have other responsibilities, including various public information activities. A useful forum for such fundraisers is the Voluntary Sector Information Workers’ Forum. Many fundraisers at smaller charities also have other responsibilities, including various public information activities. A useful forum for such fundraisers is the Voluntary Sector Information Workers’ Forum. VOLSIF was set up in the late 1980s to facilitate networking amongst information workers in the voluntary sector in London, UK.It provides a forum for information workers to share information on skills, ideas and resources, and works to raise the profile and promote greater understanding of information work in the voluntary sector. It also provides an e-mail discussion list. Advertisement 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 April 2001 | Newslast_img read more

Irish voluntary sector 2018 report published

first_imgIrish voluntary sector 2018 report published Tagged with: Ireland Research / statistics 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. Howard Lake | 27 April 2018 | News Giving by Irish philanthropies such as foundations and non-government grant bodies exceeded giving from overseas sources for the first time in 2016, according to third sector survey body Benefacts.Largely reflecting the wind down of the Atlantic Philanthropies’ grant making in Ireland, and the completion of a major giving campaign by the Ireland Funds in 2015, the aggregate trend for international philanthropy over the last three years shows a contraction each year from 2014 (€79m), 2015 (€70m) 2016 (€41m).At about €103m, giving by Irish and international philanthropic institutions to Irish nonprofits represents a small portion of the sector’s €12.1 billion turnover. However in 2016 for the first time, giving by Irish philanthropies exceeded giving from overseas sources by 52%, with most institutional donors giving to nonprofits already supported by Government.SEE ALSO: Irish fundraising totals €725m, Benefacts survey finds (30 April 2017)Public fundraising is an important source of revenue for many nonprofits, according to Benefacts.  At least 545 nonprofits – most of them charities – engage in fundraising of some kind. Over €700 million is raised annually with religion the largest category of fundraising income.Donations are a more significant proportion of the income profile of certain sub‑sectors than others such as health charities. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1center_img  219 total views,  3 views today Government still largest source of fundingGovernment is the single greatest source of funding for nonprofits. However, of all government funding of €5.7b, 63% is delivered under the terms of contracts or service level agreements. The value of government grant (non‑fee) income is exceeded by income earned from other sources and fundraising by the sector.A small number of charities are established solely to raise funds for other charities. An analysis of the expenditure of these dedicated fundraising organisations shows that fundraising has a disproportionate number of higher paid employees relative to the sector as a whole, and that in this segment, fundraising costs about 14% of the value of funds raised, using payroll as an indicator of fundraising costs.This is Benefacts‘ second annual report on Irish nonprofits. The organisation sees its role as promoting transparency and accessibility of Ireland’s nonprofit sector.  220 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Advertisementlast_img read more

When just being yourself is a radical act

first_imgBy Miley FletcherFor hundreds of years, racism, bigotry and discrimination have existed in society but especially within prison complexes. Black men, women and transgenders have been murdered, assaulted, placed in solitary confinement, restraint chairs and psychological observation cells — humiliated and abused by officers and staff alike.The corruption begins at the head of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) when someone challenges higher ups. They say: “we’ll check into it,” or “well, you know so-and-so is not ‘all there.’” Meanwhile, the incarcerated person who complained gets a backlash of retaliation. Case in point is Bryant Arroyo, who was exposing conditions at SCI Frackville until they transferred him to SCI Coal Township. Unfortunately, Frackville won’t change what they’ve been doing.Unlike on the street where people have cell phone cameras, we inside are not allowed recording devices. If incarcerated people had such devices, many prison staff would be out of jobs. We could catch them and be heard.I have been incarcerated for 29 years. If you point out what the Pennsylvania DOC is doing wrong, you’re seen as a thorn in their side. I was at SCI Coal Township from 2005-2010, until they transferred me because of “paperwork I filed against the institution.” The prison claimed the transfer was due to “a separation from another inmate” but gave no details. I reported seeing six guards attack a Black male inmate. I gave him my statement and wrote to the DOC about it. This “infraction” still appears whenever I get transferred to a new institution.The guards and staff know they will get away with their abuse. Their superiors will back them up. They go home and brag about it.  The guards can assault us, but if an incarcerated person does it to them, we are criminally charged or transferred. Guards and staff are never moved or fired. The administration does nothing to change conditions.In prison, “George Floyds” are a daily occurrence. In prison, if you complain, you are given false misconducts, threatened with the Restrictive Housing Unit (the hole) and threatened with “lock down” — restrictive release list.  Lying, denying and cover-ups have gone on for years in this prison complex. What the Pennsylvania DOC dislikes is being exposed on their daily abuses, racist bigotry and discrimination. What they fear is someone speaking out against their regime, their monopoly — so on your file, you are “problematic.” I love Workers World. You express the truth.Incarcerated workers should be allowed to speak out. It is our constitutional right. Remember that what they are doing outside of these prison complexes is being done to us here. If they move a prisoner to another block or transfer them to another institution, it is because the prisoner is right. They transfer us to silence us.Sometimes just being yourself is the radical act. When you occupy space in systems not built for you, your authenticity is your activism. To change the stories, you must change the storytellers. Racism and discrimination are part of the abuse, when someone gains power over another person. Like Dorothy Kilgallen [who threatened to blow the lid off the Kennedy assassination, and who was found dead in Dallas during her investigation], I am a journalist, and I speak about what I see and hear until something is done or they transfer me because I keep writing.  It is not just in the prisons. Racism, bigotry and discrimination are everywhere.Fletcher is a trans woman currently incarcerated at SCI Forest, Manenville, Pa. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Cabinet Decided To Recommend Governor To Withdraw Ordinance On 118A of Kerala Police Act: Govt. Informs Kerala High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesCabinet Decided To Recommend Governor To Withdraw Ordinance On 118A of Kerala Police Act: Govt. Informs Kerala High Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK24 Nov 2020 11:37 PMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court on Wednesday recorded the submission made by the Additional Advocate General of Kerala that the Cabinet has decided to withdraw the controversial Amendment to Kerala Police Act introducing Section 118A of the Act.Recording this submission, the bench comprising Chief Justice S Manikumar and Justice Shaji P Chaly adjourned the petitions. The bench was considering a…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Kerala High Court on Wednesday recorded the submission made by the Additional Advocate General of Kerala that the Cabinet has decided to withdraw the controversial Amendment to Kerala Police Act introducing Section 118A of the Act.Recording this submission, the bench comprising Chief Justice S Manikumar and Justice Shaji P Chaly adjourned the petitions. The bench was considering a batch of petitions which challenged the Ordinance as unconstitutional for being an unreasonable restriction on free speech on account of its vagueness and subjectivity.When the matter was taken up, the AAG submitted that the Cabinet has decided to recommend to the Governor to withdraw the Ordinance with effect from 21.11.220.Advocate Santhosh Mathew, the counsel appearing for one of the petitioners, submitted that the procedure in 213 (2) (a) and (b) of the Constitution is to be followed for withdrawal of Ordinance.”We presume that the Government will follow the procedure” responded the Bench.The Ordinance brought purportedly to control fake news had come under severe criticism from politicians, civil society groups and general public for employing vague and subjective terms to give police power to take action against online and offline content.Yesterday, the Court had recorded the submission of the AAG that there will be no adverse action, registration of FIR or suo moto cognizance on the basis of Section 118A till the Government takes a decision on revoking it.The provision stipulates either imprisonment for up to three years or a fine of up to Rs 10,000 or both to those who makes, expresses, publishes or disseminates content through any means of communication with an intention to intimidate, insult or defame any person through social media, knowing it to be false.”118 A. Punishment for making, expressing, publishing or disseminating any matter which is threatening, abusive, humiliating or defamatory─ Whoever makes, expresses, publishes or disseminates through any kind of mode of communication, any matter or subject for threatening, abusing, humiliating or defaming a person or class of persons, knowing it to be false and that causes injury to the mind, reputation or property of such person or class of persons or any other person in whom they have interest shall on conviction, be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years or with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees or with both”The provision was criticized as highly vague and subjective and also as an attempt to circumvent the Shreya Singhal judgment, whereby the Supreme Court had held that Section 118(d) of Kerala Police Act (a similar provision) violated right to free speech under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more