4 Sep

King hints at possibility of further QE

first_img Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapp King hints at possibility of further QE BANK OF ENGLAND governor Mervyn King yesterday signalled that he was open to a second round of quantitative easing to support growth and keep inflation close to target, but a leading economic think-tank will warn today that monetary policy could become too loose in response to overly-tight fiscal policy.In a speech in the West Midlands, King said the risk that inflation will undershoot the two per cent target is at least as large as the dangers of overshooting. “A range of other indicators – growth in broad money, pay, and the pressure of demand on supply, that together are likely to be a more reliable guide to inflationary pressure looking ahead – all remain extremely subdued,” he explained.Howard Archer at IHS Global Insight said the speech indicated that the Bank is prepared to take further stimulative action to support activity if the economy falters further.”King’s words came as CBI data showed factory orders dropped more than expected to -28 this month from -17 in September, raising concerns over the health of UK manufacturing.King also called on policymakers to thrash out a “grand bargain” to rebalance the global economy and avoid a 1930s-style disastrous collapse in activity. He warned it may be only a matter of time before one or more countries resort to trade protectionism.Meanwhile, the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (Niesr) said in its UK forecast, which predicts sluggish growth of 1.6 per cent this year and next, that fiscal policy could become too tight and in response monetary policy could become too loose, possibly causing risks to price stability. The think-tank added: “We suspect that spending cuts will be delayed and their scale reduced compared to the budget plans.” Raising taxes to fill the gap would boost growth in 2011 and 2012 and the same budget target would be reached in 2015 Share Tuesday 19 October 2010 8:01 pm whatsapp Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comlast_img read more

5 Jul

Top micro-cap stocks for March 2021

first_img Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address We asked our freelance writers to share the top micro-cap stocks they’d buy this month. Here’s what they chose:Edward Sheldon: Calnex SolutionsMy top micro-cap stock is Calnex Solutions (LSE: CLX). It’s an under-the-radar technology company that specialises in testing and measurement services for telecommunication networks.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…Calnex is benefitting from the rollout of 5G networks and the widespread adoption of cloud computing. The company’s H1 results for the six months to 30 September 2020, for example, showed revenue growth of 37%. Meanwhile, the company recently advised that its revenue for FY2021 would be ahead of market expectations. It also said that it is well positioned to deliver its historical growth rates over the long term.Like any micro-cap, this stock could be volatile. However, overall, the investment case looks attractive, in my view.Edward Sheldon owns shares in Calnex Solutions.Christopher Ruane: FoxtonsEstate agent Foxtons (LSE: FOXT) offers exposure to any rebound in the London property market.The pandemic had an impact and revenue fell 12% last year. However, the pre-tax loss was sharply reduced from the prior year despite the difficult market. The company moved back into profitability in the second half of last year and says financial performance has continued to improve. Revenue in January and February was well ahead of the prior two years.Its well-known brand is an asset in the crowded London market. I would consider buying Foxtons at its current price.Christopher Ruane does not own shares in Foxtons.Jonathan Smith: McBride McBride (LSE: MCB) is a UK-based manufacturing firm that offers private label services as well as producing some own-label products. This is mostly in the household cleaning area. The share price is up over 40% over the past year, thanks to increased demand from lockdown for many lines. Fiscal half-year operating profit (H2 of 2020) was up 83.6%, which impressed me.Going forward, I think the business is well diversified with operations in 12 countries. It also appeals to ESG investors, given that 99% of packaging produced is recyclable.Jonathan Smith has no position in McBride.Royston Wild: Michelmersh Brick Holdings Continued strength in the UK housebuilding industry leads me to believe that Michelmersh Brick Holdings (LSE: MBH) will release encouraging trading news later this month. The AIM-quoted company is due to unveil full year results on Tuesday, March 30. Michelmersh certainly impressed when it last updated the market in November. Then it said that production capacity had returned to pre-coronavirus levels and that trading had remained “resilient” since June. Consequently it said that underlying revenue and profit would beat market estimates for 2020.Today Michelmersh trades on a price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of just 0.9 for 2021. This suggests that the company is being undervalued by market makers. And it’s a reading so low that I think another positive update in the coming days could prompt a sharp re-rating of the brickmaker’s shares.Royston Wild does not own shares in Michelmersh Brick Holdings.Conor Coyle: MacFarlane Group MacFarlane Group (LSE:MACF) is a micro-cap stock I think could be set for significant long-term growth. The company designs, manufactures and delivers packaging to businesses throughout the UK. Demand for packaging products has shot up as the number of online deliveries has increased due to the pandemic.The Glasgow-based company is a well-established business and has continued to post strong profits despite economic uncertainty in the last year. I think its online retail profits will continue to grow, and with key customers in the aerospace industry bouncing back this year I see further growth ahead.Conor Coyle does not own shares in MacFarlane Group.Roland Head: UP Global SourcingOne small-cap stock whose prospects excite me is UP Global Sourcing (LSE: UPGS).This firm owns and licences a range of consumer goods brands, such as Russell Hobbs, Salter, Beldray and Constellation. Demand for kitchen, laundry and cleaning products has been strong during lockdown, with sales up 11% during the six months to 31 January.There’s obviously a risk that demand could slow as the UK exits lockdown. But the firm recently upgraded its sales guidance for the year ahead, reporting “strong momentum” in new orders.UPGS shares are up by 50% from their pre-pandemic levels. I believe they have further to go.Roland Head owns shares of UP Global Sourcing.Tom Rodgers: AlumascSustainable building materials producer Alumasc (LSE:ALU) is one of my favourite kinds of stocks. The kind that no-one’s heard of until suddenly everyone’s heard of it.Established in 1945, the AIM-listed firm’s shares are trading at a three-year high, and it will pay a hefty 5.4% dividend yield next year. It boasts a forward P/E ratio of just 7.8 and a forward PEG of 0.4, making it seriously undervalued in my book. The fact that the company’s £61.7m market cap is well below its annual £80.4m revenue does it no harm at all, either.Tom Rodgers has no position in Alumasc.Jabran Khan: Yourgene HealthYourgene Health (LSE:YGEN) is a genetic testing firm that produces non-invasive products for male fertility and prenatal screening for cystic fibrosis and more. Yourgene joined the Covid-19 products market with a testing solution.It has established a presence in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. YourGene relies on commercial partnerships with larger firms, which I see as a positive.Trading in the past year has shown progression for the £117m market-cap business. FY results are due soon and are expected to be positive. At just 16p per share, Yourgene could be a micro-cap gem for the long term in my portfolio. Jabran Khan has no position in any of the shares mentioned.Rupert Hargreaves: Belvoir GroupProperty franchise group Belvoir (LSE: BLV) offers a range of services from lettings to sales and financial services.Growth since 2014 has been outstanding. Net income has grown at a compound annual rate of 28%. And Belvoir is expecting to report revenue growth of 12% for 2020.Despite its historical growth, Belvoir has its risks. If the UK property market should start to struggle, the firm’s income may begin to shrink. Still, I would buy this micro-cap stock considering its potential to grab market share over the next few years.Rupert Hargreaves does not own shares in Belvoir.G A Chester: Trans-Siberian Gold Trans-Siberian Gold (LSE: TSG) is a low-cost, high-grade producer from its Asacha mine in Far East Russia. It also has exploration and development assets in the region. Its strong balance sheet and cash generation enable it to invest for growth, and reward shareholders with dividends and share buybacks. It aims to pay a sustainable base dividend through the commodities cycle, and – as currently – higher payouts when cash flows permit. The running yield is near 8% right now. Operational risk is currently concentrated due to TSG’s single producing mine, but it does have ambitions to become a mid-tier, multi-asset gold producer. G A Chester has no position in Trans-Siberian Gold.Andy Ross: Totally Shares in healthcare services provider Totally (LSE: TLY) have more or less trebled over the last 12 months. In my opinion, it’s a strong micro-cap business with long-term potential and room for more share price growth.  I believe that the shares should continue to do well because the group has launched an insourcing business, has a strong relationship with the NHS and has made selective acquisitions that will boost earnings growth. It’s addressing a huge potential market across the UK & Ireland, and in time potentially further afield.  The group is likely to become profitable shortly, has been growing revenues rapidly year-on-year and already pays a dividend, which is a bonus.  Andy Ross does not own shares in Totally. Nadia Yaqub: ScancellI reckon things look promising for Scancell (LSE: SCLP). It’s an immuno-oncology company. That’s a fancy way of saying it develops treatments that stimulate the body’s own immune system to treat or prevent cancer. Some of Scancell’s products are being tested in clinical trials.But I reckon the real gem is its second generation Covid-19 vaccine. According to Scancell, its version of the jab could develop long-term immunity to the virus and offer better protection against the variants. It’s still early days, but I think Scancell has bags of potential.Nadia Yaqub does not own shares in Scancell.Kevin Godbold: Ramsdens HoldingsRamsdens Holdings (LSE: RFX) operates from around 157 stores in the UK, offering pawnbroking, financial, retail and foreign currency exchange services. It’s a decent business and the firm sports some impressive quality indicators. City analysts expect earnings to bounce-back by almost 60% in the trading year to September 2022.With the share price near 172p, the forward-looking earnings multiple is just above 11. And the anticipated dividend yield is around 3.5%. I like the net cash position on the balance sheets and the positive outlook for growth in earnings. That’s why I’d buy this micro-cap stock to hold for March and beyond.Kevin Godbold does not own shares in Ramsdens Holdings.Kirsteen Mackay: Trans-Siberian GoldMy top micro-cap stock for March is Trans-Siberian Gold (LSE:TSG). I think gold stocks can help achieve a diversified portfolio. With low interest rates likely to stay low for some time, this provides a favourable environment for gold. And hints of inflation on the rise make me think gold remains a good hedge.Trans-Siberian Gold operates in Russia and recently reported a significant upgrade to the resources at its flagship gold mine following a successful drilling campaign. Its market cap is £81m and it has a price-to-earnings ratio of 14. The company pays a 7% dividend yield. Kirsteen Mackay does not own shares in Trans-Siberian Gold.Zaven Boyrazian: TracsisThe UK government recently unveiled its roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions within the UK. As more people head back to the office or go on a long-overdue holiday, the demand for Tracsis (LSE:TRCS) services is rising.Tracsis engages in traffic data analysis, along with railway fault detection systems. Using its software solutions, optimised routes for vehicles can be plotted within pedestrian-rich areas.The business is far from risk-free. Covid-19 led to a significant rise in operational expenses, and there are numerous competitors to outperform.But despite these threats, I think the stock is on track to continue delivering long-term growth for my portfolio.Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in Tracsis.Manika Premsingh: McBrideThe private label household and personal-care goods’ manufacturer McBride (LSE: MCB) has made share price gains since late 2020. However, its price is still way below its pre-pandemic levels.I could see it staying there if McBride was Covid-19 hit. But the opposite is the case here.It has actually seen a rise in revenues for the six months ending December 31, 2020 as the pandemic drove up cleaning products’ demand. It is also profitable and expected its full-year pre-tax profits to be 10% ahead of the consensus estimate at the time it made the statement.McBride’s profits have fluctuated in past years and its debt is growing. But on balance, I am optimistic about its prospects, making it my top micro-cap stock for the near term.Manika Premsingh has no position in McBride.Paul Summers: Ramsdens HoldingsMy top micro-cap pick for March is Ramsdens Holdings (LSE: RFX).Investing in a pawnbroker may not be everyone’s cup of tea but Ramsdens is also a jewellery retailer, precious metals buyer/seller and foreign currency specialist. Although there can be no guarantees, the last of these might recover strongly once UK holidaymakers are allowed to travel again. In addition to this earnings diversity, the company’s finances look strong and it makes great returns on invested capital. Shares remain far below the highs hit in early 2020. With lockdown restrictions set to end, I think we might see this gap close over the rest of the year. Paul Summers owns shares in Ramsdens Holdings. 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20 Jun

Need a doctor? Free church medical clinics offer hope, help

first_img Rector Tampa, FL By Pat McCaughanPosted Dec 8, 2011 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA John R. Huff Jr. says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rosemary Bagin says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 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 Submit an Event Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags Rector Knoxville, TN December 9, 2011 at 12:47 am While I admire these churches and volunteers trying to provide uninsured Americans with needed medical care, I find it hard to believe that a wealthy society such as the U.S. can’t do better. A system where everyone pays and everyone is eligible such as Medicare for All would be better. We keep hearing people talk about the Government would interfere with our freedom of choice. When someone is sick and their only choice is the hope that some kind hearted church folks have opened a clinic near them doesn’t sound like much of a choice or a good health care system. 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I cannot think of anything more ennobling and worthy. Thanks for posting this. Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs October 15, 2012 at 11:43 pm All my life I have wanted to run a free clinic for the indigent. I live in Maryland and I think a bi monthly clinic on the Eastern Shore and on bordering western MD/PA/WV could serve many persons.I am committed to this idea, I have 40 yrs of nursing, I need help with a building, school, old church etc to run the clinic out of an all the ancillary help, financial, accounting, grant writer, minimal volunteer staff for two days a week bi monthly. Please write. Let’s talk. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Fran Schultz RN says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Patients line up for free medical services at St. Peter’s Church in Hillsdale, Michigan. Photo/St. Peter’s Clinic[Episcopal News Service] The parking lot fills quickly on Tuesday afternoons at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Brookings, Oregon as dozens of hopeful residents line up, take a number and wait their turn to see a doctor or other health-care provider.But first, they’re fed a hearty, healthy meal.“People can take a number, come eat lunch, and that’s the order in which we treat people” at the church’s free medical clinic and soup kitchen, said the Rev. Bernie Lindley, St. Timothy’s vicar, during a recent telephone interview from the church.Just about 18 months old, the clinic is open from 1 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and has treated more than 575 patients, mostly the uninsured employed, some who live as far as 60 miles away, said Lindley.Like many other church-initiated free medical clinics across the country, St. Timothy’s began its outreach ministry “as a response to what we saw as a tremendous amount of need; we just didn’t know how we could respond until the opportunity presented itself,” Lindley said. The nearest hospital is at least 30 miles away, he added.At least a dozen Episcopal congregations throughout the country are meeting community needs by offering physical space, coordinating local resources, securing grant money and recruiting volunteers, and providing free medical services to the uninsured, according to Matthew Ellis, executive director of the National Episcopal Health Ministries.“For many, the lack of appropriate health insurance prevents them from addressing important health care needs; in these instances, faith-based health clinics may be one of the only options available,” Ellis said in a recent email to ENS. “Ministering to the sick is a fundamental ministry of the church, and it is heartening to see so many of our parishes addressing this critical need.”Historically Brookings, located about five miles north of the California border, was a timber town; the plywood mill its largest employer. Now, unemployment hovers at about 10 percent, more than half of the area’s 14,000 residents are retired and most of the clinic’s patients work in service sector, minimum-wage positions without health insurance, according to Lindley.“Everybody thinks it’s the guy panhandling on the corner or living under the bridge that needs us, but a lot of the people we see are partly employed or recently unemployed,” he said.Another misconception, say Lindley and other clinic providers, is that it takes a large or wealthy congregation to start a free medical clinic.With an average Sunday attendance of about 60 and a $58,000 annual budget, “the congregation doesn’t have tremendous resources,” Lindley said. They have expanded services to include a dental van, long-term mental health counseling, prescription assistance and numerous 12-step programs.“What we do have is the willingness to say yes to people who have a sense of social justice and who want to do ministry and to reach out to others within our community.“It’s very important we don’t exist for our own purpose. We need to exist for the betterment of the community,” he said.St. Peter’s Clinic in Hillsdale, Michigan, is another example of a small congregation serving up hope in huge doses.While average Sunday attendance at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is about two dozen, its free medical clinic operates with about six times that many volunteers. There are doctors, physicians assistants, nurses, pharmacists, medical assistants, receptionists “and lay people of all kind,” said Jill Pavka, a retired nurse and the clinic’s executive director. There are about 120 active volunteers, she added.“They come from all over the community, they’re all different faiths or no faiths. It’s a huge mix of people who come here because they believe in the mission and what we do,” she added.On Tuesday evenings, the parish hall converts to a waiting room and the church basement becomes exam rooms. It takes about 24 people to staff the clinic, which averages about 60 patient visits per week, Pavka said.“We open our doors at 5 p.m., and many of them come straight from work,” she added.Terry Smith, 55, a resident of Reading, Michigan in Hillsdale County has been a regular clinic patient for the past two years.“Without the clinic,” she said emphatically in a recent telephone interview, “I’d be a dead duck.”The manicurist and mother of three developed diabetes two years ago. Through the clinic she receives medicine to regulate her blood pressure and cholesterol, and to treat her diabetes. She also receives the supplies she needs — a meter and test strips to monitor her blood glucose level three times daily.“My sugar is perfect now, but I do cheat once in a while,” said Smith, who also attends a monthly group at the clinic that offers education, awareness and support. “I know what can happen, you can go blind, or lose your feet. Diabetes does a lot to you if you don’t take care of your body,” she said.Employed full-time, Smith has no health insurance. “The economy has hit me so hard,” she said, calling health insurance “a luxury, so most people have had to give it up because of the economy.”“I don’t make enough to go pay a regular doctor or to pay my own insurance, so I’m forced to come here,” she said.But, she added: “It’s wonderful, because you don’t have to worry. They don’t make you feel like a piece of dirt because you have to come here, because you can’t help it.”Area unemployment surged in the community of about 40,000 after the auto industry tanked, according to Pavka. Manufacturing, tool and die and automotive-supply businesses “lost over 2,000 jobs in a two-year period of time,” she said. The unemployment rate is about 15 percent.“The people we see are the new poor, who had good jobs. They were making $12 to $20 per hour, decent money for a rural community like this, they had great benefits,” she said. “Then all of the sudden they found themselves with nothing.”To be eligible for the clinic’s services, patients must be uninsured with an income level at 200 percent of the federal poverty level, or about $44,700 annual income for a family of four. The clinic does not treat children, but they receive medical coverage under state programs. People 64 years and older typically can access Medicare.The number of patients visiting the clinic has increased each year since it opened in 2002.  All told, volunteers have handled more than 21,000 patient visits and dispensed $6.37 million in prescription medication, Pavka said. Although the clinic’s focus is on chronic disease management, acute care and providing medications, there has been an increase in patients with multiple health issues, she said.In 2009 (the latest year for which the statistics are tallied), the clinic referred 232 patients to other doctors, including surgeons, orthopedic surgeons and dentists. Ophthalmology and podiatry services are also available, along with a monthly diabetic clinic, depression support and weekly smoking-cessation groups.With an annual budget of $140,000, most funding comes from private donations, as well as the Diocese of Michigan’s social ministry fund and grants through health-insurance provider Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.Still, Pavka is aware of a pressing need. “I’d love to find a way to serve the people we’re missing during the day,” she said, noting that people who work in the evening cannot come to the clinic.Linda Cosier, 62, a licensed practical nurse who volunteers at the clinic, said she’s been surprised at how much she receives in turn from patients. “Anyone who volunteers broadens themselves and becomes a lot better person,” she said. “Every Tuesday night we all learn from somebody who comes to the clinic asking for help.”A free medical clinic begun by a nearby congregation of about 40 people inspired St. James the Less Church in Ashland, Virginia, in 2006 to start its own clinic in the church basement, according to Lee Chambers, clinic board president and volunteer.The clinic has since expanded to include five separate locations in various churches, not all of them Episcopal, he said. “The demand exceeded the room we had at St. James and we had to move,” he said. “For example, we didn’t have enough room to put a chair in for the optical clinic, which requires a whole room. So we started looking for other space.”The St. James clinic is open Wednesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and offers eye, medical and dental services, prevention care and prevention education, said Chambers, 76, a retired chemical-industry marketing manager.Patients must be uninsured residents of Hanover County, Virginia, with income 150 percent of the current federal poverty guidelines.  But, “if you’re 66 and come in for glasses, obviously Medicare doesn’t pay for that,” said Chambers.Chambers finds volunteering extremely satisfying. He maintains equipment and registers patients for the dental clinic. In some instances, lives are changed, even saved, he said.“We have people who work at WalMart loading and unloading boxes,” he said. “When they get their teeth they say, ‘now I can get a promotion and work out front at the cash register and smile at people.’ It’s a great mission, a very great mission.”Another patient arrived with dangerously high blood pressure. “We don’t treat emergencies,” he said. “We immediately called the rescue squad; they took her to the hospital. She told us later the hospital said if we hadn’t reacted the way we did, she would have died. That visit changed her life.”Chambers hopes churches will consider tackling issues of the body, as well as the soul. The need for health education is so great that “even if churches don’t want to start up a free clinic, they could at least start with a series of seminars and see where that leads.— The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. 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17 Jun

Nelson House / TWS & Partners

first_img Houses Indonesia “COPY” Nelson House / TWS & PartnersSave this projectSaveNelson House / TWS & Partners Text description provided by the architects. Architectural concept To swap the semi private living room area from rear to front part of the land. In doing this, the living will have a “borrowed” view to the adjacent public park. Save this picture!To elevate the main “ground” floor which consist of living, swimming pool and garden to 3 (three) meter above street level, also to maximize the view to surrounding park. Save this picture!To give a big, tropical “hat” to the building as a sunshade to the master bedroom at the second floor.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessEast Wing for Cleveland Musuem of Art / RVAArticlesPašilaičiai Parish Church in Vilnius, LithuaniaArticles Share ArchDaily Nelson House / TWS & Partners ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/29372/nelson-house-tws-partners Clipboard Area:  750 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Indonesiacenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/29372/nelson-house-tws-partners Clipboard CopyAbout this officeTWS PartnersOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesIndonesiaPublished on July 19, 2009Cite: “Nelson House / TWS & Partners” 19 Jul 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorDining tablesB&B ItaliaDining Table – BullSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Atrium Longlight / RidgelightLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteCompositesPure + FreeFormTechnical Guide – Creating a Seamless Interior and Exterior Material TransitionEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedWire MeshCarl Stahl DecorCableGreen Wall System – FAÇADESCAPE™More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?尼尔森住宅 / TWS & Partners是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” 2008 Year:  Projects Save this picture!+ 16 Share Architects: TWS Partners Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

16 Jun

Occam launches new Christian responders list

first_imgOccam launches new Christian responders list Occam is offering this list for base rental at £125/000 with selections priced at £5/000 (for example gender, recency, geography). The data can also be delivered to users by e-mail at a cost of £30.00. Howard Lake | 21 April 2004 | News Database solutions provider Occam has launched a new direct marketing list on behalf of Premier Christian Radio.The list contains details of 9,849 individuals who have voluntarily made contact with Premier Christian Radio either by telephone or when attending Christian events. Occam says that this list provides users with “access to individuals who adhere to the beliefs and values of the Christian faith”. Responders are predominantly females over 45 years of age who regularly attend church. Their charity concerns include religious and third world issues, and they enjoy listening to classical music. 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.center_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

16 Jun

Children’s Trust launches World Cup fundraising campaign

first_img Tagged with: Recruitment / people Howard Lake | 29 May 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Children’s Trust launches World Cup fundraising campaign TV football commentator and former World Cup player, Robbie Earle, visited The Children’s Trust at Tadworth, Surrey recently, to help launch ‘Big Goal’, a special World Cup fundraising campaign to benefit the charity.It is hoped that ‘Big Goal’ will raise some £10,000 for the Children’s Trust and encourage football fans throughout the UK to raise money through a variety of football-related fundraising initiatives during the 6-week period of the World Cup. Businesses, pubs, sports clubs and community groups are invited to take part. A fundraising pack is available from the Charity’s website to provide lots of creative advice and ideas on how to raise funds. Advertisement  14 total views,  2 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.last_img read more

16 Jun

Chameleon to redesign Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s website

first_img 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.  17 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Breakthrough Breast Cancer has chosen digital communications agency Chameleon to create a new main website.Chameleon, which was chosen from a shortlist of six agencies, will begin by undertaking an information architecture review to ensure the site delivers the most effective user journeys possible for its audience groups. The site will be developed with a content management system that is integrated with Breakthrough’s CRM, with the aim of using supporter data to maximise communication and fundraising opportunities.The site will also be specifically designed to provide a slick user experience for mobile and tablet users. It will go live “later this year”.David Barker, Director of Communications at Breakthrough Breast Cancer, said: “The redevelopment of our website is a critical part of our new digital strategy and we are really excited about working with the team at Chameleon.”www.breakthrough.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Chameleon to redesign Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s website Howard Lake | 6 January 2012 | Newslast_img read more

12 Jun

Frostig Holds Two-Day Training for Elementary School Teachers Helping Struggling Learners Succeed with Common Core

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Make a comment The Frostig Consultation & Education Dept. held a two-day training for local elementary school teachers on Monday and Tuesday. The focus was on helping struggling learners succeed with Common Core. Teachers came from Pasadena Unified School District, Duarte Unified School District, LA Leadership Academy High School, Bethany Christian School-Sierra Madre, and St. James/Holy Redeemer. The Frostig Center has been training teachers in best strategies for helping the struggling learner for 30 years.The Frostig Center, 971 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena, (626) 791-1255 or visit frostig.org.Dedicated to helping children with learning disabilities reach their full potential through an integrated approach of primary research, professional development and consultation, and the Frostig School. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Community News Education Frostig Holds Two-Day Training for Elementary School Teachers Helping Struggling Learners Succeed with Common Core From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | 2:21 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

2 Jun

OPD chief provides shooting detailsOfficers placed on standard leave as Rangers investigate

first_img WhatsApp OPD chief provides shooting detailsOfficers placed on standard leave as Rangers investigate Facebook Previous articleEverbridge annuncia di essersi aggiudicata cinque contratti relativi alle soluzioni Public Warning con società di trasmissioni wireless, governi e Stati finalizzati alla protezione delle persone e delle aziende in Europa e in AsiaNext articleWilliams career-high 32 sparks WSU to romp over Cal 82-51 Digital AIM Web Support Local News TAGS  Facebook Pinterestcenter_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 19, 2021 WhatsApp Twitter By Royal [email protected] Police Department Chief Michael Gerke on Friday afternoon provided details of Thursday’s officer-involved shooting that sent one man to the hospital. Gerke identified the man shot by law enforcement as 39-year-old Odessan Christopher Ocon. The OPD chief said during the press conference that Ocon was shot once after he was reportedly involved in an auto theft. Gerke said two OPD officers and one Texas Department of Public Safety deputy fired shots after they saw Ocon pointing an unknown object at them. “That object at this point is not identified,” Gerke said when he was asked about the object Ocon pointed at law enforcement. The reported officer-involved shooting happened around 10:20 p.m. Thursday in the 300 block of Ellis Drive, an OPD press release stated. Officers reportedly responded to the listed address. Gerke said officers made contact with Ocon and he pointed an unknown object at law enforcement that they immediately perceived as a firearm. Ocon was shot once and transported to Medical Center Hospital. Gerke said Ocon was in stable condition as of Friday afternoon. Gerke also said that Ocon is currently being charged with theft, a third-degree felony. “As the investigation progresses, further charges may result,” Gerke said. The two officers and deputy involved weren’t injured. Gerke said the two officers were placed on administrative leave as is department policy during an officer-involved shooting investigation. Gerke didn’t identify the two OPD officers who were on administrative leave. Gerke also said he didn’t know how many officer-involved shootings OPD has been involved in during the last year. This investigation was turned over to the Texas Rangers, which is standard protocol. “We really do step back from it,” Gerke said. “We let the Texas Rangers run the investigation.”Reach Royal McGregor at 432-333-7793 or by email at r​[email protected] and follow him on Twitter at @SirRoyal.Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke answers questions during a press conference about an officer involved shooting Friday afternoon at the Odessa Police Department. Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

31 May

DS5: Residential Real Estate Investment Landscape Insights

first_img Share Save  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, Media, News, Webcasts September 25, 2020 1,800 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb 2020-09-25 Christina Hughes Babb The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / DS5: Residential Real Estate Investment Landscape Insights In this week’s episode of DS5: Inside the Industry, the show is joined by William Tessar, President of Civic Financial Services, whose insight is backed by more than 30 years of retail mortgage experience. Before joining Civic in 2017, he founded and served as President of three lending companies.Tessar discusses some of the challenges faced by real estate investors, and the advantages of investor real estate financing for the broker and the originator. Very quick closes, minimal documentation, and multiple transaction opportunities, he said, are among the benefits that brokers and originators experience.See the full broadcast below: The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Previous: FHFA Releases Latest Mortgage Relief Numbers Next: The Week Ahead: The First Presidential Debate DS5: Residential Real Estate Investment Landscape Insights Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more