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RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) HY2012 Presentation

first_imgRDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2012 presentation results for the half year.For more information about RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw)  2012 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileRDC Properties Limited is a property management, development and rental company in Botswana. It also has interests in Madagascar through a Mauritian-based subsidiary. The company develops and manages commercial, industrial and residential developments which are based in prime locations in major towns and cities of Botswana. RDC Properties Limited offers long-term value to its shareholders through construction income, rental income, hospitality income, capital appreciation and the sale of premium properties. Landmark properties in its portfolio include Masa Centre, Standard Chartered House, Chobe Marina Lodge and Isalo Rock Lodge. RDC Properties is investigating investment opportunities to expand its footprint in South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia.last_img read more

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Blair Barn House / Alchemy Architects

first_img “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/190169/blair-barn-house-alchemy-architects Clipboard United States Blair Barn House / Alchemy Architects Houses CopyAbout this officeAlchemy ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseBlairHousesUnited StatesPublished on December 09, 2011Cite: “Blair Barn House / Alchemy Architects” 09 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HousePartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsBedroom furnitureFlexformMirror – EgonWaterproofing/SealantsEffisusPre-Fab System – Ecofacade Pre-fab TrueSealConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXRoller Shades – Arion Large SizedWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealSunscreen – Terracotta BaguettesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BauBucheLightingLumenpulseLED Projector Lumenbeam GrandeMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Blair Barn House / Alchemy Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Area:  1850 m²Text description provided by the architects. Alchemists live in the Midwest and we love barns. Our clients love barns. Everyone loves barns. Imagine a house that takes all the great things about barns, and leaves the rest for the cows?  Save this picture!Courtesy of Alchemy ArchitectsRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinAlchemy designed a house that takes all its clues from the 19th century, but updates them for the 21st Century. This project features typical barn siding with light filtering through a few large openings, a sleeping loft and bedrooms in the cellar.  Save this picture!Courtesy of Alchemy ArchitectsThere is also a “barn space”, an open 2-story room with two volumes inserted within. One in steel, the other in ash strips, they provide under-and over spaces like a hayloft.Save this picture!Courtesy of Alchemy ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessDisaster Prevention and Education Center / Superunion ArchitectsArticlesThe Infrastructural Monument Installation / Anna NeimarkArticles Share CopyHouses, Adaptive Reuse•Blair, United States ArchDaily Save this picture!Courtesy of Alchemy Architects+ 27 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/190169/blair-barn-house-alchemy-architects Clipboard Architects: Alchemy Architects Area Area of this architecture project Blair Barn House / Alchemy ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBlair Barn House / Alchemy Architectslast_img read more

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Foothill House / Site-Specific: Architecture & Research (SS:AR)

first_imgArchDaily Area:  682 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/923603/foothill-house-site-specific-arquitectura Clipboard Thailand Manufacturers: AutoDesk, At In Design And Construction, COOLPLANWORKSHOP, SCG, Sivilai Bricks, TOA, Trimble Navigation, VISTA FlooringClients:Rachada Na RanongEngineering:At In Design And Construction Company LimitedLighting:APLD Company LimitedDesign Team:Site-Specific: Architecture & Research (SS:AR)City:Chiang MaiCountry:ThailandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Usssajaeree StudioRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADText description provided by the architects. Chiang Mai is a town in the north of Thailand with strong traditions of arts and handicrafts that have been passed down for generations. Brick was a common construction material for the city’s numerous ancient temples and historic buildings but is often neglected in the current architectural design. In addition to the unique Lanna style of Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is also a vibrant contemporary city, with young artistic communities and art galleries.Save this picture!© Usssajaeree StudioSave this picture!© Usssajaeree StudioLocated in Chiang Mai, the overall layout of Foothill House takes inspiration from the spatial arrangement of traditional Thai houses where kitchen and services, living room, guest bedrooms, and owner’s bedroom are separated into several units, resulting in a group of buildings connected via an outdoor communal area.Save this picture!© Usssajaeree StudioSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Usssajaeree StudioThe house proposes a contemporary use of brick as the main building material for domestic architecture. Brick is not employed uniformly throughout, but its patterns vary and get more complex as one moves through the compound. The services are contained within a plain white block. The main entrance leads to the living room in a brick-cladded section. Between the living room and the services, lies the simple white block with terracotta roof tiles containing guest bedrooms and a kitchen. Across the communal courtyard is the most private section of the house—the master bedroom. The brick pattern that envelops this section of the compound plays with the movement of visitors. Depending on the viewing angle, the same pattern forms a gradation from solid to perforated—giving the impression that brick could be light as well as sturdy. Wide steps above the master bedroom provide seating to enjoy the landscape during the day, and to host an outdoor screening at night.Save this picture!© Usssajaeree StudioBrick also carries into the interior features. At the core of the living room are a curved brick wall and an openable brick partition that hide the services of the pantry and the toilet.Save this picture!© Usssajaeree StudioSave this picture!© Usssajaeree StudioRooted in the aspiration of Site-Specific: Architecture & Research (SS:AR), this modest three-bedroom house is a result of the collaboration between the architects and the local craftsmen, between working through drawings and testing via mock-ups at scale 1:1, and between learning from the local context and adapting to modern needs.Save this picture!© Usssajaeree StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessConceptual Wall of Logs by Christophe BenichouArchitecture News10 Technologies for Accessible, Affordable CitiesArticles Share CopyAbout this officeSite-Specific: Architecture & Research (SS:AR)OfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChiang MaiThailandPublished on August 26, 2019Cite: “Foothill House / Site-Specific: Architecture & Research (SS:AR)” 26 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?丘陵小屋 / Site-Specific: Architecture & Research (SS:AR)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 Projects “COPY” Foothill House / Site-Specific: Architecture & Research (SS:AR)Save this projectSaveFoothill House / Site-Specific: Architecture & Research (SS:AR) CopyHouses•Chiang Mai, Thailand Architects: Site-Specific: Architecture & Research (SS:AR) Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img “COPY” Foothill House / Site-Specific: Architecture & Research (SS:AR) 2019 Houses Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/923603/foothill-house-site-specific-arquitectura Clipboard Photographs:  Usssajaeree Studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Usssajaeree Studio+ 18Curated by Paula Pintos Share Photographslast_img read more

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Boston St. Pat’s Peace Parade draws anti-war, labor, LGBTQ forces

first_imgBoston — Tens of thousands of onlookers saluted the 3rd annual St. Patrick’s Peace Parade in working-class South Boston on March 17. The people’s reception and the Peace Parade itself were a rebuke to the pro-war Allied Veterans Council, which for 20 years has excluded the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trangenders and queer communities from the traditional St. Patrick’s Day Parade. In recent years, the council has also barred the Smedley D. Butler Brigade of Veterans for Peace from the parade.Pat Scanlon, leader of the brigade, issued an organizing call for the Peace March that unified thousands of progressives and the left. By reaching out to the LGBTQ community in a major way, the brigade attracted dozens of groups to the march from as far away as Brooklyn, N.Y., and Bath, Maine.Janice Josephine Carney, of Vets for Peace, a trans woman and marshall for the LGBTQ contingent, told Workers World, “This is the way we win struggles: by unifying and supporting each other.”Boston’s Stonewall Warriors carried a banner stating, “Free Private B. Manning and all political prisoners!” as well as numerous placards demanding justice for CeCe McDonald and Trayvon Martin.In an unprecedented act of solidarity with Vets for Peace, Boston’s official Pride Committee marched with a huge rainbow flag through “Southie” streets. That was followed by a float from the Rainbow Times newspaper, which had donated free ad space to the Vets to publicize the parade in the LGBTQ community.The large LGBTQ contingent and all the marchers were warmly received throughout the two-hour march by the throngs lining the streets. The multinational masses who now live in South Boston have changed the character of that neighborhood since the 1970s, when racist crowds threw rocks at school buses filled with Black children.The School Bus Drivers Union, Steel Workers Local 8751, led the labor contingent. It was joined by members of Pride at Work, AFL-CIO;  the Lavender Caucus of the Service Employees union; UNITE/HERE Local 26; and Team Solidarity of the USWA. Charles Clemmons, manager of Roxbury’s Touch 106.1 FM radio station and an activist African-American candidate for mayor, marched with the bus drivers.Brooklyn’s Rude Mechanical Orchestra played “We Shall Overcome” during the march, ending with a 15-minute version of the old labor anthem, “Which Side Are You On?”The dozens of groups supporting the event included the Women’s Fightback Network, Peace Action, United for Justice and Peace, the Budget for All Massachusetts Coalition, Community Church of Boston, the Coro Allegro chorus, the American Friends Service Committee, Bread and Puppet Theater, and many, many others. Bishop Filipe Teixeira was asked to bless the parade, which was also supported by many from the religious communityFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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JPL’s WISE Spacecraft Discovers Most Luminous Galaxy in Universe

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from JPL’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). The galaxy is the most luminous galaxy found to date and belongs to a new class of objects recently discovered by WISE — extremely luminous infrared galaxies, or ELIRGs.“We are looking at a very intense phase of galaxy evolution,” said Chao-Wei Tsai of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, lead author of a new report appearing in the May 22 issue of The Astrophysical Journal. “This dazzling light may be from the main growth spurt of the galaxy’s black hole.”The brilliant galaxy, known as WISE J224607.57-052635.0, may have a behemoth black hole at its belly, gorging itself on gas. Supermassive black holes draw gas and matter into a disk around them, heating the disk to roaring temperatures of millions of degrees and blasting out high-energy, visible, ultraviolet and X-ray light. The light is blocked by surrounding cocoons of dust. As the dust heats up, it radiates infrared light.Immense black holes are common at the cores of galaxies, but finding one this big so “far back” in the cosmos is rare. Because light from the galaxy hosting the black hole has traveled 12.5 billion years to reach us, astronomers are seeing the object as it was in the distant past. The black hole was already billions of times the mass of our sun when our universe was only a tenth of its present age of 13.8 billion years.The new study outlines three reasons why the black holes in the ELIRGs could have grown so massive. First, they may have been born big. In other words, the “seeds,” or embryonic black holes, might be bigger than thought possible.“How do you get an elephant?” asked Peter Eisenhardt, project scientist for WISE at JPL and a co-author on the paper. “One way is start with a baby elephant.”The other two explanations involve either breaking or bending the theoretical limit of black hole feeding, called the Eddington limit. When a black hole feeds, gas falls in and heats up, blasting out light. The pressure of the light actually pushes the gas away, creating a limit to how fast the black hole can continuously scarf down matter. If a black hole broke this limit, it could theoretically balloon in size at a breakneck pace. Black holes have previously been observed breaking this limit; however, the black hole in the study would have had to repeatedly break the limit to grow this large.Alternatively, the black holes might just be bending this limit.“Another way for a black hole to grow this big is for it to have gone on a sustained binge, consuming food faster than typically thought possible,” said Tsai. “This can happen if the black hole isn’t spinning that fast.”If a black hole spins slowly enough, it won’t repel its meal as much. In the end, a slow-spinning black hole can gobble up more matter than a fast spinner.“The massive black holes in ELIRGs could be gorging themselves on more matter for a longer period of time,” said Andrew Blain of University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, a co-author of this report. “It’s like winning a hot-dog-eating contest lasting hundreds of millions of years.”More research is needed to solve this puzzle of these dazzlingly luminous galaxies. The team has plans to better determine the masses of the central black holes. Knowing these objects’ true hefts will help reveal their history, as well as that of other galaxies, in this very crucial and frenzied chapter of our cosmos.WISE has been finding more of these oddball galaxies in infrared images of the entire sky captured in 2010. By viewing the whole sky with more sensitivity than ever before, WISE has been able to catch rare cosmic specimens that might have been missed otherwise.The new study reports a total of 20 new ELIRGs, including the most luminous galaxy found to date. These galaxies were not found earlier because of their distance, and because dust converts their powerful visible light into an incredible outpouring of infrared light.“We found in a related study with WISE that as many as half of the most luminous galaxies only show up well in infrared light,” said Tsai.JPL manages and operates WISE for JPL’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. The spacecraft was put into hibernation mode in 2011, after it scanned the entire sky twice, thereby completing its main objectives. In September 2013, WISE was reactivated, renamed NEOWISE and assigned a new mission to assist NASA’s efforts to identify potentially hazardous near-Earth objects.For more information on WISE, visit http://www.nasa.gov/wise Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News More Cool Stuff Top of the News Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Community News center column 2 JPL’s WISE Spacecraft Discovers Most Luminous Galaxy in Universe From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 12:07 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Joel S. Marcus, Founder of Pasadena-based Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Appointed Member of the Board of Directors of Biotechnology Industry Organization

first_imgHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Company News Briefs Joel S. Marcus, Founder of Pasadena-based Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Appointed Member of the Board of Directors of Biotechnology Industry Organization From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, July 13, 2015 | 11:24 am Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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 Subscribe Community News Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Joel S. Marcus, founder, chairman and chief executive of Pasadena-based Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. has been appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Board of Directors for the 2015-2016 term.Marcus will also serve on the BIO’s Emerging Companies Section Governing Board.Ron Cohen, the Chairman of the BIO Board for 2015-2016, said Marcus brings deep experience to BIO and the Emerging Companies Section Governing Board.On accepting the new position, Marcus said he is honored to join the Board and to continue supporting emerging companies at the forefront of scientific and medical innovations.“Alexandria is committed to advancing the life science industry by fostering impactful collaborations and championing crucial life science policy issues to improve human health. Through Alexandria Venture Investments, Alexandria’s strategic venture capital arm, we have invested in entrepreneurs and their companies, which are substantially and positively impacting the lives of patients.”Marcus, who grew up in Denver as the son of a developer, is nationally recognized for his experience and expertise in strategic partnering and was one of the original architects of the Kirin-Amgen joint venture. He started his career as a lawyer and earned extensive expertise, experience and contacts in the life sciences and real estate industries. He is highly experienced in real estate, finance and capital market matters, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions.Marcus has also been involved with the formation, financing and operations of companies ranging in size from multi-billion dollar conglomerates to start-ups. He founded Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. in 1994. In March 2015, the company reported a total market capitalization of $11.3 billion, and an asset base of 30.7 million square feet.He is a practicing CPA specializing in the financing and taxation of real estate. Marcus holds a J.D. and an Undergraduate and Graduate degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles. Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

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What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena

first_img Subscribe 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink The Lost Weight Won’t Be Regained If You Stop Eating A Lot?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Business News top box 6 What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena Published on Thursday, December 22, 2016 | 2:18 pm Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News center_img Community News 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. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Here are our carefully culled top picks from dozens of Pasadena events – the very best things to taste, watch, listen to, and experience, all presented weekly in our e!Pasadena email newsletter: Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a commentlast_img read more

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Election hopefuls singing a different tune

first_imgEmail Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Previous articleAll set for election cliffhangerNext articleMurder, she wrote….rather well Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print NewsElection hopefuls singing a different tuneBy Alan Jacques – February 6, 2020 401 TAGSelection 2020Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post center_img Taoiseach Leo Varadkar stops for a selfie with Chloe O’Keeffe in the Crescent Shopping Centre.Photo: Cian ReinhardtTAOISEACH Leo Varadkar’s rendition of ‘Zombie’ with a busker on the streets of Limerick last May now feels like a foreboding moment in this election campaign.“What’s in your head,” Leo warbled giddily while a chorus of Fine Gael politicians swayed along awkwardly behind him on Cruises Street.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up If this was an effort from the Taoiseach to increase his popularity as he visited the city to campaign for a directly elected mayor, it clearly misfired.Sure, the embarrassing clip proved a hit on social media, but it came across as crass. Especially when it’s considered that, in the same month, rents in Limerick reached unsustainable levels with a new high recorded.In May 2019 Limerick rents were 14.4 per cent higher than in the previous year — the highest rent increase in the country.During the same visit, the Taoiseach was also accused of ignoring the worsening trolley crisis at University Hospital Limerick and instead being more focused on a ‘photo opportunity’.Clearly, not everyone was signing off the same hymn sheet that day.And now as we move into the home straight in the final days before General Election 2020 the electorate appears to be humming along to a very different tune.Sinn Féin is now top of the pops with voters.According to this week’s Ipsos MRBI opinion poll, the party led by Mary Lou McDonald has seen its support rise by 11 per cent in recent months. Sinn Féin’s message for change and their promise to tackle the housing crisis and return the pension age to 65 has gone down particularly well with voters.Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan told the Limerick Post this week that his party’s housing proposals are going doing very well on the doorsteps in the city.“Voters can see that Sinn Féin’s no-nonsense approach to solving the housing crisis can work. Fine Gael are still living in their Ivory Tower when it comes to housing,” he claimed.“You would be dizzy looking at Fianna Fáil flip flop on the rent freeze issue so much. They are all over the place when it comes to housing. That’s not what we need. People want solutions. Renters are getting fleeced, and it’s time they get a break.”But as Leo Varadkar visited Limerick again this week, the Fine Gael leader insisted they are the only party who can be trusted to manage the economy steadily and shepherd Ireland through the next phase of Brexit.And Fine Gael Senator Maria Byrne sang a very popular tune as she promised more disposable income for people to spend on their families and in their communities.“Everybody deserves more money in their back pocket. That’s why we will also remove any person who earns less than €20,000 from paying the Universal Social Charge. Workers in Limerick should not be penalised while earning a modest wage. Fine Gael are the only party that is committing to this policy,” she declared.Meanwhile, there were echoes of an old Michael Jackson number when Green Party candidate Brian Leddin pointed out that “our children are our future”. The city councillor says he wants to see more done to reduce the cost of childcare in Limerick.“While childcare costs in Limerick are a little below the national average, it’s also true that the cost of childcare in Ireland is significantly above the European average. The state should play a greater role, to ease the burden on parents and safeguard the well-being of children,” he added. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

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The Geographic “Flip-Flop” in Home Price Growth

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Geographic “Flip-Flop” in Home Price Growth The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices reported a  3.2% annual gain in July, remaining the same from the previous month. The 10- City Composite annual increase came in at 1.6%, down from 1.9% in the previous month. The 20-City Composite posted a 2.0% year-over-year gain, down from 2.2% in the previous month. Phoenix, Las Vegas and Charlotte reported the highest year-over-year gains among the 20 cities. In July, Phoenix led the way with a 5.8% year-over-year price increase, followed by Las Vegas with a 4.7% increase, and Charlotte with a 4.6% increase. Seven of the 20 cities reported greater price increases in the year ending July 2019 versus the year ending June 2019. “Year-over-year home prices continued to gain, but at ever more modest rates,” says Philip Murphy, Managing Director and Global Head of Index Governance at S&P Dow Jones Indices. “Charlotte surpassed Tampa to join the top three cities, and Seattle may be turning around from its recent negative streak of YOY price changes, improving from -1.3% in June to -0.06% in July. “The geographic flip-flop of home price growth has cemented itself strongly across the country,” said Dr. Ralph B. McLaughlin, Deputy Chief Economist and Executive of Research and Insights for CoreLogic. “Pacific markets are now making up a majority of housing markets with the lowest price growth, while second-tier markets in the South and Midwest continue to lead the country. This is a result of years of unprecedented yet unsustainable growth along the West Coast, combined with stubbornly solid economic growth that is benefitting areas initially left out of the recovery from the Great Recession.”“The summer’s low mortgage rates proved attractive to buyers, especially families, meshing with a buoyant consumer optimism and leading to rising sales,” said George Ratiu, realtor.com Senior Economist. “As prices continued marching upward in top cities, homebuyers expanded their search to more affordable options, leading to solid growth in southwestern and southeastern markets, such as Phoenix, Las Vegas, Tampa, and Charlotte. In addition to mid-sized metros, young homebuyers contributed to the current suburban renaissance, where lifestyle amenities are matched by higher affordability. For home shoppers, this week presents a golden window of buying opportunity when less competition meets price reductions and improved inventory.”“Growth in home prices, as measured by the Case-Shiller Home Price Index, is beginning to stabilize in July,” Tian Liu, Chief Economist. “The more than 100 basis point decrease in mortgage rates since November has had a significant impact on the housing market by boosting purchasing power of buyers and reviving home sales.  That extra purchasing power has already reduced inventory in the national housing market. Historically, tighter supply has been a good indicator of determining the direction of home price growth.” September 24, 2019 844 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Talking Property Preservation and Diversity Next: Discussing the Default Landscape Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Cities Home Price Sales 2019-09-24 Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Cities Home Price Sales  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / The Geographic “Flip-Flop” in Home Price Growth Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welbornlast_img read more

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Delhi High Court Permits Upto 50 People To Perform Namaz In Nizamuddin Markaz Masjid During Ramdan

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi High Court Permits Upto 50 People To Perform Namaz In Nizamuddin Markaz Masjid During Ramdan Shreya Agarwal15 April 2021 5:07 AMShare This – xIn the lack of any affidavit clarifying its stand on the issue by the Centre and the Delhi Police as directed by the court earlier, the Delhi High Court today permitted upto 50 persons to offer namaz 5 times a day in Bangley Wali Masjid of Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi, which was shut since Mar 23 last year due to several FIRs against a Tablighi Jamat congregation amid the Covid-19…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?LoginIn the lack of any affidavit clarifying its stand on the issue by the Centre and the Delhi Police as directed by the court earlier, the Delhi High Court today permitted upto 50 persons to offer namaz 5 times a day in Bangley Wali Masjid of Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi, which was shut since Mar 23 last year due to several FIRs against a Tablighi Jamat congregation amid the Covid-19 pandemic.The order has been passed by a Single Judge bench of Justice Mukta Gupta on a plea moved by the Delhi Waqf Board seeking permission for performance of prayers during the month of Ramdan.Until now, only 5 persons were permitted per day to offer prayers in the masjid.While passing the order the Court directed that the Standard Operating Protocol of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority dated Apr 10 would have to be abided by.Adv. Rajat Nair appearing for the Centre and Delhi Police prayed before the Court that the order should be subject to any other orders passed by the competent authorities, “as orders are expected today” on the issue of congregations in religious places.Upon this the Court has ordered that its order will be subject to any other notification with respect to religious places and gatherings passed by the competent authority.However, Sr. Adv. Ramesh Gupta appearing for the Delhi Waqf Board insisted that right now upto 50 persons were permitted on 1 floor only which was operational, there are more floors in the masjid and atleast 50 persons may be permitted on each floor.Opposing the demand, the Centre submitted, “These restrictions are applicable across the board, they are not just for 1 premises.”Justice Gupta said to the counsel for the Board in this regard, “You shall be free to file an application in this regard before the competent authority.”She added, however, that “this order had to be passed only because other places are open, but you must understand that the situation in Delhi is grim.”The Centre and Delhi Police had been directed on the previous hearing to state on affidavit their stand on the issue, however, the same was not filed today.The court relied on a DDMA notification of June 2020 which is still in force, and noted that while the notification restricted religious congregations, there was no restriction on religious places, and therefore, while other religious places functioned on a particular permitted capacity, the court could not disallow the Markaz’s application.Earlier, in its inspection report, the SHO, Hazrat Nizamuddin Police Station had submitted before the court that only upto 20 people could be accommodated inside the mosque while maintaining social distancing as per Covid-19 safety protocol.A joint inspection of the premises had been ordered by the court.Next Storylast_img read more

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