Safaricom Limited (SCOM.ke) 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgSafaricom Limited (SCOM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Safaricom Limited (SCOM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Safaricom Limited (SCOM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Safaricom Limited (SCOM.ke)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileSafaricom Limited is an integrated telecommunications company in Kenya providing mobile, fixed voice, data, SMS, Internet and M-PESA services. The company sells mobile phones and tablets as well as broadband modems and routers. It also offers its customers data bundles for pre- and post-paid customers; pre- and post-paid voice plans and SMS services for national and international roaming; Okoa Jahazi for emergency top-up credit; and Flex plans for browsing, calling and SMSing. Bonga Points is a customer loyalty programme and M-PESA is a mobile telephone service to deposit, transfer and withdraw money as well as pay for goods and services. Other services offered include website and email, calling and cloud and hosting services. Safaricom Limited’s head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Safaricom Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Lasaco Assurance Plc (LASACO.ng) Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgLasaco Assurance Plc (LASACO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Lasaco Assurance Plc (LASACO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lasaco Assurance Plc (LASACO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lasaco Assurance Plc (LASACO.ng)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileLasaco Assurance Plc is a composite insurance and financial services company in Nigeria licensed to underwrite business in major sectors of the economy. This includes the heavy engineering, construction, banking and finance, manufacturing, agriculture and tourism sectors. Lasaco Assurance Plc’s business portfolio includes leadership and a significant stake in key federal and state government insurance businesses, multinational and private companies. The company also offers life cover to high-tech, capital intensive and special risk sectors such as oil and gas and aerospace. Lasaco Assurance Plc has business interests in property development and management as well as shareholdings in numerous blue chip enterprises. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Lasaco Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Biden bounce! 1 cheap FTSE 250 stock I’d buy today

first_img Zaven Boyrazian | Wednesday, 18th November, 2020 | More on: UKW US President-elect Joe Biden has announced many reforms to the energy sector. These kinds of reforms already exist in the UK, and this cheap FTSE 250 stock has been a significant beneficiary. The UK became the first major economy to pass a net-zero emissions law in 2019. This requires various industrial sector companies to eliminate all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Contrary to popular belief, the transition to net-zero emissions appears to be progressing well. In 2018, UK emissions were 44% lower than levels in 1990, primarily due to innovations in the energy sector.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…Today renewable energy technologies generate approximately 46% of electricity. Wind farms generate 33% of that. A renewable opportunity in the FTSE 250?Greencoat UK Wind (LSE:UKW) is an investment trust that specialises in UK wind farms. It allows investors to indirectly own wind turbines and profit from the electricity they generate.The business is quite simple. Led by the board of directors, the trust identifies critical wind assets around the country and adds them to the portfolio.Greencoat sells the energy directly to the national grid. It invests profits into future investments and pays them out as dividends to shareholders. Running wind farms is not a particularly capital intensive operation. Excluding maintenance costs, the remaining expenses are negligible, allowing for an average operating profit margin of over 80%. This level of profitability is partly due to only 17% of owned wind farms being located off-shore. These are typically more expensive to maintain. Management has also enacted financial restrictions that shield shareholders from unnecessary risk. For example, the firm cannot have more than 40% debt as part of the capital structure.Source: GreencoatThe financialsGreencoat’s 2019 income statement reveals an over 60% decline in revenues from the prior year. This decline was a result of multiple faults in several farms that were taken offline for repairs.In the most recent interim report, the company announced it had fixed these faults. Revenue for the first half of 2020 currently stands at £135m with an estimated final revenue of £270m. This represents a 200% and 16% increase in revenue compared to 2019 and 2018, respectively. While this is undoubtedly good news, it does reveal how much damage a few faults can have on the overall performance of the business – an ongoing risk.Lack of price power is another unavoidable issue. Approximately 50% of all revenues are exposed to the floating power price. With legislation capping energy prices, there is little room for electrical price appreciation.The bottom lineJoe Biden is set to be the 46th US president, and the market is enjoying large returns from the ‘Biden Bounce’. The additional pressure on the global energy sector to transition to renewable energy may result in new innovations in wind farm technology.Despite its limitations, the FTSE 250 stock has become the UK’s leader in wind generation. 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Episcopales ayudan a incrementar el número de inscritos en el…

first_img Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Faith & Politics, 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 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Bath, NC Donald Trump, This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopales ayudan a incrementar el número de inscritos en el Obamacare pese a las dificultades orquestadas por Trump Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Por David PaulsenPosted Nov 28, 2017 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Collierville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem [Episcopal News Service] Los anuncios de la muerte del Obamacare pueden haber sido una exageración.Millones de estadounidenses se han inscrito este mes en el seguro de salud en HealthCare.Gov, el sitio web establecido por la Ley de Atención Médica Asequible, pese a que el gobierno de Trump redujo los costos de publicidad y ayuda y declaró la ley emblemática del presidente Obama “muerta” y “desaparecida”.  La Administración también redujo el tiempo de inscripción a la mitad, de manera que en un período de sólo 45 días los episcopales se han unido con activistas y organizaciones de todo el país para correr la voz. Hasta ahora, esos empeños parecen haber tenido inmenso éxito en tanto se acerca la fecha límite del 15 de diciembre.“Esto ha sido divertido. Ha sido la historia del subestimado”, le dijo Ariel Miller, episcopal de Cincinnati, Ohio, a Episcopal News Service. Ella ha trabajado a nivel de base para propagar la noticia en las redes sociales e invitar a los medios de prensa a que cubran el período de inscripción. “Estamos tratando de que la gente cobre conciencia de que todos los recursos siguen estando allí”.La Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales de la Iglesia Episcopal ha alentado a diócesis y congregaciones a ayudar a promover el período de inscripción siempre que puedan. Con frecuencia esa promoción ha significado simplemente la distribución de información clave acerca del proceso. La Diócesis de Ohio Sur invitó a Miller, ex directora ejecutiva de Servicios Episcopales Comunitarios, a escribir un artículo para el boletín digital diocesano.El 2 de diciembre, de 8 A.M. a 4 P.M., la iglesia episcopal de San Juan [St. John’s Episcopal Church] en Sylva, Carolina del Norte, servirá de anfitrión a Ayuda Legal de Carolina del Norte [Legal Aid of North Carolina], una agrupación que ofrece orientación a los residentes del estado que andan buscando adquirir un seguro de salud en el mercado federal.“Estaba contenta de abrir la iglesia para algo como esto”, dijo la Rda. Pattie Curtis, rectora de San Juan. “Creo que las personas deben tener acceso a una atención médica asequible”.La Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales, aunque no participa en el proceso de inscripción, tiene enlaces en su cibersitio con recursos que pueden ayudar a las personas que buscan inscribirse en un seguro de salud o los que quieren ayudar a correr la voz.La oficina también ha abogado en Washington, D.C., a favor de políticas que cumplirían múltiples resoluciones de la Convención General que reclaman atención sanitaria universal o pasos en esa dirección, de manera más notable en una serie de resoluciones aprobadas en 2009. Una de las resoluciones citaba “el mensaje del Evangelio de preocupación por los demás que se extiende a interés por su salud física así como por su bienestar espiritual”.Ese mensaje ha inspirado la obra de Miller en Ohio.“Creo que Jesús dedicó una enorme cantidad de tiempo a escuchar y a responder a personas que estaban enfermas y a ayudarles a vencer su enfermedad”, dijo ella.Sara Lilja, directora del Ministerio de Defensa Social Luterano Episcopal de New Jersey, ve semejante inspiración para su labor de la agencia en ayudar a las personas a tomar un seguro de salud conforme a la Ley de Atención Médica Asequible.“Jesús una y otra vez en el texto [sagrado] promueve la salud y busca que todos los hijos de Dios estén bien tanto física como espiritualmente”, dijo Lilja.Su agencia, una asociación de la dos diócesis episcopales del estado y del sínodo de Nueva Jersey de la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en América, ha buscado  conectar a más personas con la cobertura del seguro durante el período federal de inscripción proporcionando información directamente a clérigos que atienden a grupos más propensos a tener dificultades en obtener cobertura o llevar a cabo el proceso por vía electrónica, tales como ancianos, pobres e inmigrantes.La agencia también envía semanalmente un boletín digital a sus suscriptores que asocia las lecturas litúrgicas de cada domingo a los acontecimientos actuales y cuestiones de política. La atención sanitaria ha sido un tema importante desde que comenzó la inscripción federal el 1 de noviembre, especialmente teniendo en cuenta las reducciones federales y estatales a la promoción y la ayuda a la inscripción.“Estamos intentando llenar los agujeros con nuestros asociados de la comunidad y organizaciones fiables en el estado”, dijo Lilja. “Es un asunto absolutamente espiritual, es un problema de fe y es también un problema de política pública. Y en definitiva, es un problema económico”.La fecha límite de inscripción en HealthCare.Gov es el 15 de diciembre. Foto ilustración de ENS.Cerca de 800.000 personas se inscribieron para obtener seguro de salud en HealthCare.gov en la semana que terminó el 18 de noviembre, aumentando el total acumulativo a casi 2,3 millones, según la actualización semanal más reciente de los Centros[federales] para los Servicios de Medicare y Medicaid.Las inscripciones en estas primeras semanas han sobrepasado los resultados vistos en los últimos años hasta este punto. Queda por ver si el período de inscripción más corto tendrá un efecto negativo en el último total, y hay otras amenazas a la sostenibilidad del mercado federal, tal como la pérdida de algunos proveedores de salud. Pero los partidarios de la Ley de Atención Médica Asequible dicen que la masiva respuesta a la inscripción dista de los terribles pronósticos del presidente Donald Trump y de los republicanos en el Congreso.“Es el mayor comienzo que jamás haya habido a una inscripción abierta”, dijo Lori Lodes, ex funcionaria del gobierno de Obama,  al New York Times luego de que se dieran a conocer los totales de la primera semana. Lodes es fundadora de Get America Covered, una institución sin fines de lucro que ayuda a propagar información sobre opciones de seguros de salud.“Muestra que la gente quiere obtener un seguro de salud y que lo valora”.HealthCare.gov es el sitio para inscribirse en los 39 estados que optaron por establecer su propio mercado de seguros. El año pasado, 9,2 millones se inscribieron a través del mercado federal durante un período de inscripción que duró hasta fines de enero.Este año, Florida tenía el mayor número de inscripciones hasta el 18 de noviembre, con casi 500.000, seguido por Texas con 272.000.Texas está clasificado como el último [estado] del país en el acceso a la atención sanitaria, dijo Brian Sasser de la Fundación Episcopal de la Salud, de manera que el número de los inscritos allí son motivo de esperanza.“Esa es la manera más fácil que la gente tiene ahora de conseguir un seguro de salud, y creemos que el acceso a la atención médica es una razón fundamental por la que muchas personas no tienen atención médica preventiva ni el cuidado que necesitan”, dijo Sasser, director de comunicaciones de la fundación con sede en Houston, la cual sirve a la Diócesis de Texas. “Si das acceso a la atención sanitaria, eso hace a una comunidad más sana en general”.Este año, la fundación otorgó $92.000 a un grupo llamado Jóvenes Invencibles para ayudar a promover el período de inscripción para jóvenes adultos en Texas.La fundación también realiza investigaciones sobre el problema de las personas sin seguro [de salud] en Texas y del impacto que ha tenido la Ley de Atención Médica Asequible en el aumento de la tasa de cobertura. Sasser dijo que el objetivo de la investigación es ayudar a mejorar el acceso al cuidado de la salud para todos los texanos: “¿Qué se logra con evitar que las personas tengan acceso a la atención sanitaria y qué podemos aprender de lo que sale bien y de lo que sale mal al aumentarlo?”– David Paulsen es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Pueden dirigirse a él a [email protected] Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Health & Healthcare Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GAlast_img read more

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‘Everything is awesome’ as building begins on massive Lego replica…

first_img‘Everything is awesome’ as building begins on massive Lego replica of National Cathedral Project raises money for ongoing earthquake repairs, connects people with church’s beauty Rector Smithfield, NC 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Volunteer Matthew Taylor, a lawyer who attends St. John’s Episcopal Church Lafayette Square across from the White House, checks out the inside of the Lego model of Washington National Cathedral’s Bethlehem Chapel. Taylor said he volunteers at the build site because “it combines my favorite things: Lego bricks and The Episcopal Church.” Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Washington] Eight years after a magnitude 5.8 earthquake toppled parts of Washington National Cathedral as if they were toy blocks, people of all ages are spending $2 a brick to construct the world’s largest Lego cathedral to help pay for the building’s remaining repairs.When the builders are finished in two or three years’ time, they will have used between 400,000 and 500,000 bricks – every single one of them off the shelf – to build a minivan–sized scale model over 13 feet long and 8 feet tall that features all the cathedral’s landmark parts, both inside and out, including the rose window, Bethlehem Chapel and the central tower. The completed model will weigh about 1,350 pounds.“I think it’s really cool and whoever created this idea is really smart,” Claire Babb, 10, of River Edge, New Jersey, said on a recent Saturday afternoon at the “build site,” a repurposed part of the cathedral gift shop.Bricklaying began March 1 with a blessing of the bricks as some of the cathedral’s choristers sang “Everything Is Awesome,” the theme song to the 2014 Warner Bros. Pictures film “The Lego Movie.” The Very Rev. Randy Hollerith, cathedral dean, and “Teddy Roosevelt” (of the Washington Nationals’ racing presidents mascot team) wielded the same trowel used in 1907 to place the first of the bricks into the Bethlehem Chapel floor.The real Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, laid the building’s foundation stone, which contains rock from a field near Bethlehem, that kicked off 83 years of construction. Then as now, construction began with the Bethlehem Chapel where the stone is embedded below the altar.Bright Bricks, a United Kingdom-based company, partnered with the cathedral on the project. The company has helped four English cathedrals – Chester, Durham, Exeter and St. Edmundsbury – and one Church of England church – St. Botolph’s – stage similar fundraisers. National Cathedral’s website notes that the Lego Group “does not sponsor, authorize, or endorse this project.”However, builders and volunteers fully endorse the concept.Volunteer Matthew Taylor helps Claire Babb, 10, of River Edge, New Jersey, add the 100 bricks bought by her dad to one of the 18 columns in the Washington National Cathedral nave. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceClaire, who had just finished helping build one of 18 columns or piers for the cathedral’s nave, said she liked the idea that her contribution is “actually helping a church.” And, of course, she likes Lego bricks.“I like that when you get the pieces, you think that they’re all scattered, but when you finish it’s a masterpiece of a building or a car or whatever you built,” Claire said, adding that she has built Lego sets with more than 1,000 pieces.“But this is nothing like that. It’s way bigger and looks harder to make,” she said. “It’s more intricate.”It’s not just kids who are into the bricks. During an interview interrupted by calls for brick-placing help at the build site, Charles Fulcher, director of the cathedral’s visitor programs, told the story of a couple in their 50s who came one afternoon and bought 100 bricks. “They were so excited to build,” he said. Then they bought another 100 bricks and then 150 more. “Now, that’s not the norm for somebody to come in a spend $700 for bricks, but it shows that it’s not just kids, it’s adults,” he said.Lego bricks appeal especially to adults because “you can really create anything in your imagination,” Ed Diment, Bright Bricks’ creative director, told ENS from the company’s offices in England. “The more people do it, the more people see, the more they’re inspired by it.”Cole Swift, 7, puts a pin in Washington National Cathedral’s Builders’ Zone map to show his hometown Mill Valley, California. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceClaire said she often reuses her thousands of Lego pieces to “be creative; usually I just imagine something, and then I just take some pieces and try to make it.”Cole Swift, 7, from Mill Valley, California, does the same thing. “We have a scrap bin of Legos and sometimes we just put weird stuff together,” he said during an interview after adding some bricks to the Lego cathedral.This Lego masterpiece, however, will remain intact at the cathedral after it is finished.The hows and whys of a Lego cathedralThe Lego model of Durham Cathedral in England fired Fulcher’s imagination. He visited the church two years ago and set himself on a quest to see if Washington National Cathedral could build its own. Such a project, he thought, could raise money for repair and preservation, and help people develop a personal connection to a building that can seem overwhelming.The Cathedral Chapter, its governing body, knew that fewer and fewer people were visiting Washington, a reality that usually means even fewer visitors to the cathedral, given its location away from the city’s monuments and museums, according to Fulcher.A Lego building project – not something many people would expect of such a church – just might call out from atop the tallest hill in the city where the cathedral sits, he said. Chapter members were enthusiastic, he added, but cautious about making the finances work. It takes money to raise money, and an existing cathedral donor “who was happy to invest in this possibility to do something new with their giving and to see something very tangible as a result” stepped up to cover Bright Bricks’ design, the material, expert support, site visits and consultations with Magnus Lauglo, a local AFOL, or Adult Fan of Lego, as some Lego hobbyists are known.The model is being built with “all completely standard parts” that Lego uses in its current sets, Diment said. “It’s a question of being very creative and working out how to create certain shapes using parts perhaps in ways they weren’t intended for,” he explained.For instance, Harry Potter wands known as “sprues” are serving as railings in one section. Position the sprues or, for that matter, Lego hot dog pieces, in a correct way and “they can look like an architectural detail,” he said.Harry Potter wand sprues serve as railings outside Washington National Cathedral’s Bethlehem Chapel. Builders have used Lego droid arms for some of the cames between the plastic stained-glass pieces in the windows. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThere will be Lego gargoyles in the replica of the cathedral known for its 112 hand-carved stone creatures. Most will be symbolic of the originals, as will the sprinkling of some of the cathedral’s 1,200 grotesques. Since there is a Lego Darth Vader, however, the model will incorporate it in its proper place on the outside of the northwest tower.Scattered amid the Indiana limestone blocks of National Cathedral are bricks or stones from other places, including other cathedrals and even the White House. Fulcher suggested to the Lego builders at Durham Cathedral that the two sites swap bricks in keeping with that tradition. They agreed and Fulcher is inviting the other model churches to join in. “It will be fun to have this as a touch point for talking about our own stones from around the world, and also to help promote sister cathedrals,” he said.Irving has been helping build the Lego version of Washington National Cathedral’s Bethlehem Chapel. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceBright Bricks designers are tackling the cathedral in sections as they figure out how to build them. One designer recently asked Fulcher to photograph the outermost aisles of the nave because, looking at the documentation he had, “he couldn’t quite wrap his head around” that space. The designers then create instruction books similar to what comes in Lego sets and ship the needed pieces and instructions to the cathedral.“Eventually, there will be the equivalent of a giant instruction book,” Diment said. Fulcher estimated the book will run to “tens of thousands of pages.” The work-in-progress nature of the design accounts for the current lack of an accurate count of the eventual total number of bricks.Building is happening in two ways. Visitors to the cathedral can purchase bricks and work with volunteers to add them to the parts of whatever section is under construction. Meanwhile, volunteers also build with bricks purchased online by people who cannot come to the cathedral.Fulcher said the cathedral is considering additional ways to add to the fundraiser, ranging from corporate support and underwriting to offering groups the chance to pay to privately build certain parts of the model as community-building experiences.Some people are already connecting to the model in unique ways. Very early in the project, the grandson of a craftsman who helped make a number of the cathedral’s stained-glass windows, including the creation rose window, decided to honor him and others in his family by covering the cost of two Lego windows in the Bethlehem Chapel.Vanessa Bateman, an engineer who works for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Washington, said one of the first visitors she met was the 82-year-old daughter of an ironworker who helped build the cathedral.The scale model of Washington National Cathedral needs 18 columns for the nave. Each comes multiple pages of instructions. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceOne day, a blind man came to the build site and felt the model’s pillars. “Then he went out into the church and touched the real pillars” to feel the seaming and the break in the stone columns,” said Anne Stubbs, a cathedral member and volunteer since March 1.“It’s just so exciting that they get a chance to interact with this building and build it on their own,” said Bateman, who builds Lego creations with her 11-year-old son. “They touch it, they get to build part of it, they get come back and say, ‘Hey, I was a part of this.’”All of the building effort can also serve as what Fulcher called a “literal and figurative touch point” for a visit to the cathedral, which is the sixth-largest in the world and second-largest in the United States.For instance, recently a 6-year-old boy came with his family to build, and after working on part of the Bethlehem Chapel, a volunteer suggested that the family visit the “real” chapel.They did so and came back to compare it with the model. That was when the boy told the volunteers that something wasn’t right. He noticed there were no flowers on the altar in the chapel down in the crypt.“I almost jumped up and down when the volunteers told me that because what that says to me is this 6-year-old boy moved past just the sense of awe and the sense of mouth-agape wonder [at the building], and he was observing, and he was paying attention, and he was pulled into the details that can so easily be lost,” Fulcher said.So, the flowers were removed from the model altar and, in keeping with Lent, Fulcher got some small pieces of purple fabric from the altar guild at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in College Park, Maryland, which he attends with his family, to veil the chapel cross. The veil was changed out for a red one on Palm Sunday and remained until Easter when it was removed and the flowers returned, he said.Construction update, brick by brickAs of Easter, 18,057 bricks had been assembled since the March 1 launch, according to Fulcher. Of that total, 6,258 were bought by 723 residents of the District of Columbia and nearby Maryland and Virginia, the top three locations. At least one person from every state, one United States territory and 49 other countries have donated. Onsite purchases are outpacing online donations 71% to 29%.This is how the Lego scale model of Washington National Cathedral looked on April 14. When it is finished in two or three years, it will be the size of a minivan, weigh 1,350 pounds and have between 400,000 and 500,000 bricks. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceRepairing the cathedral continues to be a financial challengeThe cathedral itself has essentially been a work site since it sustained significant damage when the unusual East Coast earthquake struck near Mineral, Virginia, about 84 miles southwest of Washington, during the early afternoon of Aug. 23, 2011. It was felt from Ontario to North Carolina to Ohio. A second magnitude 4.2 quake struck the same area the next day.Cathedral officials said repairs would cost millions, in part because of the building’s handcrafted stonework. Many churches, including the cathedral, discovered after the quake that their insurance did not cover earthquake damage. The building suffered further a week later when Hurricane Irene’s high winds caused loose masonry to fall and further displaced some of the pinnacles.Then in September 2011, a 500-foot crane erected to stabilize damaged sections of the cathedral’s central tower collapsed four days before the cathedral was due to reopen to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The cathedral finally opened Oct. 5, 2011, for the ordination and consecration of Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde as the ninth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington.The cathedral has raised and spent $15 million for earthquake repairs and allocated the money toward stabilization, engineering and design, cleaning and resealing stained glass windows, masonry repair and repointing, and overall maintenance, according to information here. Fulcher said there’s still $19 million worth of work to be done. Based on $2 per brick for between 400,000 and 500,000 pieces, that means between $800,000 and $1 million, which he said will make “a small dent” in that $19 million.However, the cathedral hopes that the build will, in Fulcher’s words, “continue to shine a spotlight on the need and bring in support from other avenues as well.”– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter. 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Don’t lose sleep over it: Even if you don’t get enough…

first_img Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 By Brandon Peters-Mathews, Clinical Faculty Affiliate, Stanford University and first published on theconversation.com.The serious consequences of sleep deprivation perennially capture society’s attention. And, as kids head back to school, sleep and a lack of it are of particular concern.Compared to historical norms, how have our contemporary expectations of sleep changed? What are the effects of inadequate sleep? What can be done to optimize the experience of sleep, especially in the context of insomnia?I am a clinician and sleep researcher who treats people with sleep problems. I think there is little reason to suspect that our collective sleep needs have dramatically changed in the recent past, rooted as they are in immutable physiological processes. We should, however, be paying attention to our sleep needs, and that isn’t as hard as it sounds.What is sleep anyway?From a clinical perspective, sleep is defined as a reversible behavioral state of unresponsiveness and perceptual disengagement from the environment. It is dependent on the balance between sleep drive – the desire for sleep that builds during wakefulness and is linked to the accumulation and clearance of chemicals within the brain like adenosine – and the circadian alerting signal. The circadian rhythm coordinates processes of the body to the environmental patterns of light and darkness. Adequate sleep is and always has been restorative to the body. Giving sleep respect, and preserving it to the benefit of health, has not been so permanent.Researchers have learned more about sleep in the past 100 years than in all the preceding millennia combined.The advent of, and inexpensive access to, artificial light no doubt marked a significant shift in this history. Scientific understanding of sleep continues to evolve and remains incomplete.Nevertheless, it does seem that people are sleeping less now than they have in the past several decades. Recent self-reported national polling among American adults consistently suggests that Americans are not getting adequate sleep. This begs the question: How much sleep do people really need?Sleep needs change over the lifespanThe need for sleep changes over the lifespan. Babies need the most sleep. FamVeld/Shutterstock.comSleep needs change over one’s lifetime. Toddlers may require 11 to 14 hours of sleep to feel rested and typically take naps.Through adolescence, the need for sleep diminishes until it approaches the adult average. A typical adult requires from seven to nine hours of sleep nightly to avoid the effects of sleep deprivation. Adults older than 65 years may require just seven to eight hours of sleep.Surveys suggest that 35 to 40 percent of the adult population sleeps less than seven to eight hours on weekdays. This self-reported sleep data may overestimate the objectively measured sleep obtained by up to one hour, due to time spent falling or getting back to sleep. We are in trouble.If someone eats too many calories, or too few, the effects on the body become apparent. Unfortunately, there is no “sleep scale” to step onto to gauge the physical tolls of sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation, either from not allotting enough time to get sufficient sleep or due to sleep disorders like insomnia, may have important consequences.Bad for the brain?Beyond sleepiness, sleep deprivation wreaks havoc on the brain, affecting mood and worsening depression, exacerbating pain and undermining executive functions that affect judgment, planning, organization, concentration, memory and performance. Hormones influencing weight and growth become imbalanced. Immune dysfunction, leading to an increased susceptibility to illness, and a pro-inflammatory state develop.Sleep deprivation can become deadly, too. The increased risk of fatal traffic accidents associated with lost sleep parallels that linked to alcohol consumption. Those who sleep fewer than five hours per night have two to three times the risk of a heart attack. Chronic sleep loss may slowly undermine the central pillars of health.Ditch the digital devices, keep a routineHow can we avoid the perils of inadequate sleep?First, prioritize sleep and ensure that you are obtaining sufficient hours to feel rested. Ensure an easy transition to sleep by maintaining an hour to unwind with relaxing activities before going to bed.Using a laptop and other digital devices before going to bed can be harmful to your sleep. GaudiLab/Shutterstock.comReserve the bedroom as a space for sleep: leave electronic devices elsewhere.Keep a regular sleep-wake schedule, especially fixing the wake time, including on weekends.Get 15 to 30 minutes of sunlight upon awakening, or at sunrise.Always go to bed feeling sleepy, even if that means delaying bedtime a little.As needed, consider reducing the time in bed if more than 30 minutes is consistently spent awake.Be physically active.Moderate the use of alcohol and caffeine.When sleep problems persist, get help.If these do not work, consider evaluation by a board-certified sleep physician. Chronic insomnia may respond well to cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. This treatment is increasingly accessible via trained therapists, workshops, online courses and books.Symptoms such as frequent or early awakenings, excessive daytime sleepiness, snoring, witnessed pauses in breathing, frequent peeing at night, night sweats, teeth grinding, and morning headaches may suggest the presence of sleep apnea. A comprehensive evaluation and appropriate testing may lead to an effective treatment.Sleep should come naturally. It should never become an additional source of stress. Simple adjustments can yield benefits quickly.Fortunately, the first step to better sleep is recognizing its importance – an objective that has hopefully been achieved. Now, consider making a few changes and, as necessary, access further resources to yield the long-term benefits to health and well-being that only sleep may provide. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSBack to School 2018theconversation.com Previous articleFlorida Department of Health reminds parents the importance of back to school immunizationsNext articleWhy ‘Nigerian Prince’ scams continue to dupe us Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Villa Boscana / OLARQ Osvaldo Luppi Architects

first_img “COPY” Photographs:  Mauricio Fuertes Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Spain Villa Boscana / OLARQ Osvaldo Luppi ArchitectsSave this projectSaveVilla Boscana / OLARQ Osvaldo Luppi Architects CopyHouses•Son Vida, Spain Osvaldo Luppi “COPY” Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/890289/villa-boscana-olarq-osvaldo-luppi-architects Clipboard 2013 Architects: OLARQ Osvaldo Luppi Architects Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Poliform, Jet, Minimal windows ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/890289/villa-boscana-olarq-osvaldo-luppi-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeOLARQ Osvaldo Luppi ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSon VidaSpainPublished on March 07, 2018Cite: “Villa Boscana / OLARQ Osvaldo Luppi Architects” 07 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs ArchDaily Houses Villa Boscana / OLARQ Osvaldo Luppi Architects Save this picture!© Mauricio Fuertes+ 22Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Area:  800 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Collaborating Architect:Marc CifreEngineer:Fernando PurroyCity:Son VidaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mauricio FuertesRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalAn IconThe form must be forceful. If not, it is not a form.A double-story volume of exposed concrete is embedded in the rock generating a cantilever that occupies a third floor in the form of a wooden base.Grey concrete, natural wood, black metal, water, rocks, and vegetation are the only elements.The crystal pool seems to float in the same water it contains.There are no windows, just the absence of walls.Rocks and concrete: The stony and the stony.Save this picture!© Mauricio FuertesSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Mauricio FuertesContextThe house is set on a very steep land in a consolidated residential neighborhood with views to the bay of Palma de Mallorca. Maximize views and protect yourself from the gazes of neighbors. See without being seen.InvestigationThe concrete formwork has been made with phenolic panels. Pine boards of 12.5 cm high and of two variable thicknesses were nailed to those panels. A 1-meter high module was formed consisting of 8 12.5 cm high boards with alternating thicknesses. This repetition allowed rapid execution and re-use of the formwork. The random but repetitive arrangement of the different thicknesses creates shadows that break with the idea of the repetitive module. The whole house has been concreted without a single vertical concrete joint. The horizontal joints have been made to coincide with boards of different thicknesses, so they are practically invisible.Save this picture!© Mauricio FuertesMaterialConcrete wood metal glass green water light.SystemAccess floor: parking spaces/garages, entrance hall, master bedroom. Public floor: living room, kitchen, dining room, covered terrace. Private floor: bedrooms, indoor pool, sauna and technical dependencies. Through high ceilings and large windows, fluid space is barely delimited.Save this picture!© Mauricio FuertesLinksThe house enhances the user’s link with nature through a non-contact contemplation. Large spaces and large surfaces of water evoke the distant but present bay: to create the landscape in a steep terrain. The access terrace is a dream experience that seeks to disconcert while evoking an ethereal security. To cause a fusion effect with the landscape, the pool is overflowing on three of its sides and the last half meter is formed by two 15 mm panes attached to a securing film.Save this picture!© Mauricio FuertesProject gallerySee allShow lessHow Sou Fujimoto Promotes Community By Uniting Seemingly Opposite ElementsArticlesAedas Unveil Design for an Undulating Office Complex in Central ChinaUnbuilt Project Share Projectslast_img read more

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WWF teams up with Will Young for Christmas

first_img  48 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: christmas DRTV WWF AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. The WWF has teamed up with Will Young and Globe, Universal Music UK’s Creative & Commercial Partnerships division, for its 2015 Christmas campaign, which hopes to inspire more people to support the charity’s work.The campaign, #WorldNeedsLove, launched at the end of November with a TV ad featuring Will Young singing Burt Bacharach’s ‘What the World Needs Now Is Love’.  It reveals that global wildlife populations have declined by over 50% since 1970 and asks people to show the world some love and search ‘WWF Will Young’ to donate.[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auheKkW6zn8[/youtube]In a first for the charity, the campaign launched with a world premiere of the ad, also featuring the singer, during a special three minute takeover of the ad break for Alan Carr’s Chatty Man show on Friday 20th November on Channel 4.In addition to the DRTV campaign, #WorldNeedsLove is being supported on social media with a user generated content competition that asks people to share what they love most about the planet by posting a short video about it on Instagram.Katrina Elliott WWF-UK Head of Fundraising said: “By using music we hope to reach new audiences and engage them in conservation issues and the work of WWF.”Last year saw WWF team up with John Lewis in the store’s Monty the penguin Christmas ad, which asked people to adopt a penguin through the WWF, and featured a single by Tom Odell, from which all sales profits went to the charity. Advertisement Melanie May | 1 December 2015 | News WWF teams up with Will Young for Christmaslast_img read more

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A Tunis appeal court upheld a 27 May court decision requiring the ATI to create a filtering and censorship system to block access to pornographic websites

first_img A Tunis appeal court upheld a 27 May court decision requiring the Tunisian Internet Agency (ATI) to create a filtering and censorship system to block access to pornographic websites. ATI said it would refer the case to the country’s highest appeal court because it did not have the “financial and technical resources” to do this. Moneem Turki, who represents the group of lawyers behind the legal initiative to have the filtering introduced, said ATI would have to begin implementing the order at once because it would not be suspended pending the outcome of the second appeal. Organisation August 15, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A Tunis appeal court upheld a 27 May court decision requiring the ATI to create a filtering and censorship system to block access to pornographic websites RSF_en center_img News Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

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Songwriters will share ‘heart behind the music’

first_imgLatest Stories Songwriters will share ‘heart behind the music’ Email the author John Ford Coley and England Dan form the highly acclaimed pop duo. Marty Raybon is the lead vocalist of the country band Shenandoah and Lenny LeBlanc is the former pop musician from the group LeBlanc and Carr. He is a gospel recording artist who has also written hit songs in the Pop, County and Gospel song genres.LeBlanc and Raybon are Alabama residents who live in the music-rich part of the state, Muscle Shoals. Coley is home in Nashville.“This show is a great opportunity to hear the stories behind many hit songs and then see the songs performed,” Jinright said. Published 3:00 am Wednesday, January 4, 2017 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The Troy Arts Council will bring some of the world’s best singers and songwriters to the Claudia Crosby Theater on January 13 to share the meaning and music behind their hit songs.“The Heart Behind the Music” will provide up-close and personal insight into some of the greatest music ever written,” said John Jinright, TAC presenter chair. “The show will  feature performances by some of the music industry’s most talented musicians.”“The Heart Behind the Music” will feature three internationally known musicians and singer-songwriters, John Ford Coley, Marty Raybon and Lenny LeBlanc. By Jaine Treadwell Skipcenter_img “After the concert, the audience will have a chance to meet the artists. This will be an amazing show and it’s a great family event and one for all ages.“The Heart Behind the Music” concert will be at 7 p.m. January 13 at the Claudia Crosby Theater on the campus of Troy University.  General admission tickets are $20 and $5 for students with an ID. Tickets are available online through the Troy Arts Council facebook page and website. Tickets will also be available at the door. By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content You Might Like Enzor Road Connector now open After years of planning and hard work, the Enzor Road connector is finally open, opening up hundreds of acres for… read morelast_img read more

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