first_imgThe United Kingdom’s revenue rose by 116.2%, while the rest of Europe – its largest market – saw 74.1% rgrowth. Revenue in other markets increased by 67.5%. Financial expenses of €953,000, and tax bills of €8.7m, brought the final profit total to €132.0m, a 143.6% rise compared to the first quarter of 2020. Evolution explained that the increased revenue and profit, particularly in live casino revenue, stems from increased commission income from existing and, in part, from new customers. “The positive trend from 2020 continues in to the first quarter of 2021 where we see a good momentum both in terms of growth and profitability,” Evolution chief executive Martin Carlesund said. Acquisitions are set to continue for Evolution after it entered an agreement to acquire Big Time Gaming for €450m (£389.0m/$534.5m) earlier this month Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Evolution’s total revenue came €235.8m, more than double what Evolution and NetEnt made in the first quarter of 2020. Live revenue came to €183.6m and random number generator (RNG) revenue totaled at €52.2m Evolution credits “high demand” as Q1 revenue and profit double Tags: NetEnt Evolution Big Time Gaming Geographically, Evolution enjoyed an overall rise in revenue in each of its operating regions year-on-year. There was 204.2% rise in North America operating revenue this quarter, while the Nordics followed with a 164.5% increase. Asia came third with a 155.8% rise in revenue. Operating expenses, including personnel expenses, impairment and other operating necessities totaled €94.2m, leaving operating profit of €141.65m. This is an 147.9% increase year-on-year. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Evolution acquired NetEnt after a SEK19.6bn bid for the business in June 2020, and the slot supplier’s figures were included for the first time in both its Q1 2021 figures, and comparative accounts for 2020. “We can already see good results from this work in the first quarter, and I believe that we are well-set to continue to capitalise on the growing interest in online casino world-wide.” Topics: Casino & games Finance Live dealer Online casino Q1 results 2021 Casino & games 27th April 2021 | By Marese O’Hagan Live casino supplier Evolution has reported sharp year-on-year increases to record highs in both revenue and profit in the first quarter of 2021, the first quarter since its acquisition of NetEnt in December 2020. Email Addresslast_img read more

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 5.0 Ounces 290,000–300,000 850–900 I think these dividend-paying gold stocks are the best shares to buy now Polymetal 900–1,000 791* 11.3 Russia Polymetal Highland Caledonia Russia and Kazakhstan Trans-Siberian Centamin * Historic performance; no forward guidance.As you can see, AISC looks good against a current gold price of over $1,700 per ounce. Only Caledonia’s cost guidance range goes above $1,000. And this is set to fall with the completion of a project this year delivering a large uplift in annual production from next year.Earnings multiples and dividendsOf course, as well as production and costs, the valuation of the companies’ shares is a major consideration. The table below shows their recent share prices and market capitalisations, and their price-to-earnings (P/E) ratios and dividends yields.The P/Es and yields are based on analysts’ earnings and dividend forecasts for 2020, with the exception of Trans-Siberian. It is releasing its 2019 results next month, and the forecasts are for that year. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 38,000–42,000 1,600,000 2.2 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Market cap (£m) Caledonia Centamin See all posts by G A Chester 81 5.2 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 53,000–56,000 I’ve rated dividend-paying gold miners among my best shares to buy for some time. The havoc wreaked by the Covid-19 pandemic and massive ramp-up of money printing by the world’s central banks make safe-haven gold stocks even more attractive right now.Sure, the price of gold has risen to over $1,700 per ounce from nearly $1,500 at the start of the year, and the shares of miners have enjoyed significant gains. But when I look at UK gold stocks, I continue to see compelling earnings multiples. And profitable producers paying attractive dividends.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…My five best shares to buyBank of America caused a bit of a stir last month. In a report titled ‘The Fed can’t print gold’ it put an 18-month target on the yellow metal of $3,000 per ounce. However, I think owning shares in gold miners is the way to go. The ones that appeal to me are lower-cost producers. These companies can really make hay when prices are high, but also remain profitable at times when prices are softer. Dividends, which you don’t get from owning the metal itself, are another big attraction.There are some potential disadvantages to owning gold stocks. Below-par operational performance is one risk. And as the mines of most UK-listed gold companies are in far-flung places, currency risk is another.However, I reckon the risks can be mitigated by owning a small basket of mining stocks. To this end, my five best shares to buy are Polymetal, Centamin, Highland Gold Mining, Caledonia Mining, and Trans-Siberian GoldProduction and costsThe table below summarises the locations of the operations of the companies, and their guidance on 2020 production (ounces) and all-in sustaining costs (AISC). 510,000–540,000 166 Egyptcenter_img 1,223 7,766 9.7 AISC ($) Highland “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Zimbabwe 943 Yield (%) 12.9 6.0 870–920 8.3 141 7.1 71 259 1,919 951–1,033 Enter Your Email Address Trans-Siberian I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 5.0 Operations P/E G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images. Russia The P/Es range from undemanding for the two largest companies (FTSE 100-listed Polymetal and FTSE 250 member Centamin) to cheap sub-10 territory for the other three (all listed on the FTSE AIM market).Four of the stocks have highly attractive dividend yields of between 5% and 6%. Meanwhile, Caledonia’s 2.2%-yielding dividend is covered over six times by earnings, giving scope for the board to ratchet-up payouts in the future.Is Covid-19 a risk to my best shares to buy?The five miners have so far seen no significant impact from Covid-19 on their operations. It remains a risk. However, I think this geographically diversified basket of stocks offers some protection against an adverse development in any one country or region. G A Chester | Thursday, 28th May, 2020 1,646 Share price (p)last_img read more

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. christopherruane has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo and Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Learn how you can grab this ‘Top Income Stock’ Report now Christopher Ruane | Monday, 24th May, 2021 center_img We think that when a company’s CEO owns 12.1% of its stock, that’s usually a very good sign.But with this opportunity it could get even better.Still only 55 years old, he sees the chance for a new “Uber-style” technology.And this is not a tiny tech startup full of empty promises.This extraordinary company is already one of the largest in its industry.Last year, revenues hit a whopping £1.132 billion.The board recently announced a 10% dividend hike.And it has been a superb Motley Fool income pick for 9 years running!But even so, we believe there could still be huge upside ahead.Clearly, this company’s founder and CEO agrees. See all posts by Christopher Ruane How I’d invest £4,000 today in income shares With £4,000 in my pocket and looking for passive income ideas, what would I do? I’d pick some UK income shares with attractive dividends and split the money evenly between them.£4,000 is enough to diversify. That allows me to reduce my risk if a company performs poorly in future. I’d put £1,000 into each of these four shares today.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…High yield sharesAn obvious place for me to start would be on the list of highest yielding UK shares. One of the names that consistently pops up is tobacco company Imperial Brands.With an 8.3% yield, it certainly qualify as an income stock. Tobacco is a highly cash generative business. Its maturity reduces the need to reinvest earnings into future growth opportunities. I think Imperial’s focus on its five key cigarette markets, where it is trying to build on its success, is a good strategic choice to mitigate declining cigarette volumes.The falling popularity of cigarettes in many markets remains a risk, though. It could hurt the company’s sales and profits. And many people will shun tobacco stocks on ethical grounds.Dividend shares that doubledIncome shares sometimes turn out to be growth shares too.Investment management firm M&G is an example. Its shares doubled in a year – but I could still get a yield of 7.7% by adding them to my portfolio today. That would be a prospective payout of £77 annually for my £1,000 investment.The company’s brand is an asset that I think should help it to grow in future. I also like the fact that the dividend is covered by earnings, even after a rise this year.But risks include any economic downturn reducing customers’ ability to invest, which would hurt revenues.Income shares in infrastructureFor income shares, I see attraction in dull-but-important businesses that reliably generate cash.An example is the infrastructure owner and operator National Grid. The company enjoys several advantages. One is the ongoing need for electricity, which should continue for decades to come. A second is the high entry costs for a competitor to replicate the company’s network. That makes it a natural monopoly, which gives it pricing power, albeit pricing that’s subject to regulation. Despite that, it yields 5.2%.One risk is shifting patterns of energy consumption due to a move towards permanent homeworking. That could require costly additional capital expenditure if the network needs to be changed to redistribute electricity from previously commercial areas to primarily residential ones.Income shares with a dividend growth recordWhile Diageo only yields 2.1%, that would still provide me with a prospective £21 of income each year for a £1,000 investment today.The Baileys and Smirnoff owner appeals to me for more than just its current yield, though. With its dividend history of increasing payouts annually for more than three decades, I see further income potential ahead. Diageo’s premium brand portfolio gives it pricing power. I think the company could be a beneficiary of people socialising heavily once the pandemic is a memory.But risks include a move away from alcoholic drinks by many consumers, which could lead to future sales declines. And as with all dividends, a record of past payouts is no guarantee of future ones. 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first_imgThe Wallabies had 64% possession and 66% territory. They made twice as many clean breaks as Wales and beat twice as many defenders. They ran nearly three times the distance with ball in hand, had a 100% record at the lineout and made nearly half the tackles. Yet Wales only lost by a penalty kick in the last minute. The point is, Wales didn’t play very well and lost narrowly to one of the ‘big three’, away from home. Of course, there will be those who read this and point out that Wales have yet again failed to turnover a Southern Hemisphere opponent, and to draw positives from a loss once again reinforces Wales’s role as plucky losers. But losses of this nature mean that big wins are just around the corner.Follow Paul Williams on twitter @thepaulwilliams After witnessing the Wallabies’ ruck speed in the first test, which felt like watching the game on the SKY+ box switched to x6, Wales were very successful in slowing down the Australian ball in the second test. Wales’s key jackalers, Warburton and Jenkins, aligned themselves further from the ruck, ensuring the shortest line possible to the Australian breakdown – and it limited David Pocock’s impact to ‘super’ rather than ‘super human’. Wales also curtailed Will Genia, they often deployed the second ruck defender to run straight out of the line and block Genia’s ‘arcs’ that he likes to run from the back of the ruck. It was very effective.Poor game managementGame management is an intangible skillset. It can’t be lifted in the gym and you won’t find it in lurking in a cryogenic ice chamber. It can only be honed by playing test matches and learning from those experiences and mistakes. If this holds true, Wales will have learned a lot on Saturday. Ashley Becks’ decision to ‘drift’ when the rest of the defensive line had blitzed created the Australian try. Wales decided to pass the ball wide and away from support during the last ten minutes, when neat, tight pod work was surely the answer to maintain possession and eat up the clock. I would mention the full list of game management errors, but that weighty tome can wait.Despair: A despondent Wales reflect at the final whistleThe bad news is actually good news. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Line breaker: Berrick Barnes helped Australia enjoy the lionshare of the possession in MelbourneBy Paul WilliamsIt’s hard to win with 34% territory and 36% possession.Wales came very close to beating the Wallabies on Saturday – you can’t come any closer. There were certainly positives that can be taken from the performance, most notably the defence. However, you can’t expect to beat Australia, in Australia, with 36% possession and 34% territory – it’s unrealistic. Poor tactical kicking resulted in Wales playing the majority of the game in their half, without the ball. Barring Wales’s first try, there were few multi-phase sets and no periods of sustained pressure in the red zone. Wales didn’t have a single attacking five-metre scrum or five-metre lineout. In fact, you can measure Wales’s lack of penetration into the Australian 22 by the average distances of Leigh Halfpenny’s penalty kicks – they were all taken from at least 35 yards out, unlike the Wallabies who had numerous attempts from around the 22m line.Lineout collapseLast week I wrote that Wales’s lineout woes had eased over the last 18 months. What’s that on my face? Yep, looks like egg. The Welsh lineout was unreliable against Australia. It functioned at 71.4% and paralysed Wales’s ability to gain any meaningful territory and depleted their ability to set up any scoring opportunities in the Wallaby red zone – the majority of tries in the modern game are scored from lineout possession. It seems cruel to blame one person for the failure; however Matthew Rees’s delivery was often inaccurate. If his selection in the starting line-up ahead of Ken Owens turned a few heads in the build-up to the game, his throwing-in turned a few stomachs.Misfiring: Wales’ lineout frustratedWales slowed Australia’s ball.last_img read more

first_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska Posted Nov 10, 2015 Submit a Job Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 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 Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Communiqué of the International Reformed-Anglican Dialogue Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 center_img Rector Albany, NY Tags Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ecumenical & Interreligious Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Anglican Communion, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH [Anglican Communion Office] The International Reformed-Anglican Dialogue (IRAD) between the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) and the Anglican Communion met for its historic inaugural meeting in Kochi, in the State of Kerala, India, 26 to 31 October 2015. The Co-Chairs are The Revd Elizabeth Welch (Reformed) and The Most Revd David Chillingworth (Anglican).This was the first time that the Anglican and Reformed Communions have met in a formal dialogue at the global level since 1984, when the dialogue finalized its agreement statement, God’s Reign and our Unity. Following an exploratory meeting in 2011, there has been fresh energy and enthusiasm for a new round of dialogue between the two Communions. The dialogue has been mandated to study to the nature of communion (koinonia), a wide range of missiological challenges facing the two Communions, and the sources wherein the work of the Spirit may be discerned, notably authority and governance, episcope and episcopacy.The theme of this first meeting has been ‘The Nature of Communion’ drawing on the New Testament word koinonia, being invoked today to describe the nature of the interrelationships between churches.As part of its preliminary reflection on the nature of communion, there were presentations and discussion on the topic from the perspectives of the Old and New Testaments, and Church history. Seventeenth century English Reformed theology was put in dialogue with contemporary Orthodox theology. The African concept of Ubuntu was placed in dialogue with New Testament understandings of communion. The perspectives on communion from recent WCC document The Church: Towards A Common Vision played an important role in the conversation. Communion in relation to understandings of the nature of community and of Holy Communion proved a helpful part of the discussion.The dialogue began with a celebration of Holy Communion using a liturgy of the United Reformed Church at which the Anglican Co-Chair preached, and closed with a celebration of Holy Communion according to the Scottish Episcopal liturgy, at which the Reformed Co-Chair preached. The members of the dialogue prayed together each morning and evening.This first meeting of the Commission was hosted by the WCRC and facilitated by the Church of South India (CSI), which is itself an organic union including Anglican and Reformed churches. The CSI contributed two local scholars as participants to this meeting of the dialogue; their many contributions and perspectives context, theological education and being a minority church greatly enriched the discussion. The contribution of the local participants was so vital to the meeting, that it gave rise to the hope that at each meeting of the dialogue, representatives of the local churches be invited to attend.Members of the Commission were honoured to be welcomed by Bishop Thomas K. Oommen (Deputy Moderator of the CSI) and The Reverend Dr D. R. Sadananda (General Secretary of the CSI).To enable understanding of the Christian culture of south-west India in its Portuguese, Dutch and English forms, the CSI arranged for a memorable visit to St Francis’ Church, Fort Kochi. The Commission also paid a moving visit to the fifteenth synagogue at Fort Kochi belonging to a now small Jewish community.The Commission spent a day in intense discussion of its mandate, clarifying priorities, and critically reflecting on guiding themes for the way ahead. It will meet again in early September 2016.Members of the Dialogue present at the meeting:AnglicansThe Most Revd David ChillingworthScottish Episcopal ChurchDr Clint Le BruynsAnglican Church of Southern AfricaThe Revd Prof Dr Renta NishiharaNippon Sei Ko KaiThe Revd Dr Amy E. RichterThe Episcopal ChurchThe Rt Revd Kumara Illangasinghe (Consultant)Church of CeylonStaffThe Revd Canon Dr John Gibaut(Co-Secretary)The Revd Neil VigersReformedThe Revd Elizabeth Welch Co-ChairUnited Reformed ChurchThe Very Rev Professor Iain TorranceThe Church of ScotlandThe Revd Dr Royce M VictorChurch of South IndiaThe Revd Fundiswa Amanda Kobo (Consultant)Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern AfricaThe Revd Helené Van TonderDutch Reformed ChurchStaffThe Revd Dr Douwe Visser(Co-Secretary)CSI observersThe Revd Dr Allan Samuel PalannaThe Revd Sharath Sowseelya Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA last_img read more

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first_imgArchitects: RSAAW Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Andrew Latreille Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Copper Spirit Distillery / RSAAW Electrical Engineers: Design Team:Rafael Santa Ana, Antonio Colin, Larissa Llevadot, Vicente Castañón-RumebeClients:Copper Spirit DistilleryCode Consulting:GHL Consultants Ltd.Contracting:West Coast Turn KeyCity:Bowen IslandCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andrew LatreilleRecommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. Copper Spirit Distillery integrates an artisanal gin, vodka, and rye distillery with a tasting room and much needed residential rental units for islanders. This groundbreaking project is the first of its kind to combine industrial and residential use of this nature in Canada. Located on Bowen Island, a municipality that is part of Metro Vancouver, the 8,815 square foot building integrates residential and industrial programs challenging both provincial code and local urban plan concepts.Save this picture!© Andrew LatreilleSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Andrew LatreilleAfter numerous design iterations and a less traditional approach to the programmatic distribution, the building’s mass successfully evolved into two separate volumes connected by mechanical systems below grade and by a light-filled atrium above grade that link the public spaces of the building. Visitors are welcomed through the minimalist tasting lounge with front patio and out into a light-filled double-height atrium where the twenty-eight-foot-high glazed ceiling showcases the German copper stills and the flow of the distilling process.Save this picture!© Andrew LatreilleThe atrium’s glass floor provides a visual connection and allows daylighting into the concrete basement housing the distillery’s raw material storage, bottling equipment, and rainwater collection vessels. Three rental suites sit above the tasting lounge on the second and third floors, each with a private patio, views to the north, and skylights that allow natural light into the units. Within the second building volume, a clean concrete form contains the heart of the operation. The formal results and features of this space are shaped by the requirements of the complex mechanical systems. The state-of-the-art distilling equipment conveys simultaneously a steampunk and high-tech aesthetic.Save this picture!DiagramThe area perched above the copper stills accommodates mixing labs, workspaces, and access to the roof terrace filled with herb plantings and stunning views of the village and cove. Focusing on sustainable production processes, the distillery incorporates rain harvesting and heat recovery systems. Connectivity with exterior light is critical in the project; natural light is harnessed even within the 10ft-wide residential units and basement mixing rooms, reducing the need for interior lighting.Save this picture!© Andrew LatreilleThe client’s holistic approach to the alchemy of boutique distilling remained a constant guide during the logistical challenge of constructing such a mixed-use facility on a small island. The result of these ambitions can be seen in the quality of the product and the building’s overall operational success, from the large design gestures encompassing the visitor experience to the small details, including the kintsugi-style healing of the concrete floor cracks with copper rivulets.Save this picture!Mount Pavilia Residence / Orient Occident AtelierSelected ProjectsRivera House / Taller de Arquitectura Miguel MontorSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:441 Bowen Island Trunk Rd, Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G2, CanadaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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first_img  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 September 2007 | News Cascaid to help RSPB ‘stretch’ its brand The RSPB is planning to develop and ‘stretch’ public perception of the its bird conservation work: it wants to achieve a broader understanding of its work with wider wildlife conservation and global environmental issues. It has appointed Cascaid as its strategic partner for brand positioning and communications to help it achieve this.Following a brand review and market analysis and an agency tender, the account was awarded to Cascaid after a final three-way pitch.Cascaid will work closely with RSPB staff to ensure brand continuity and consistency across all communications, both internally and externally. The partnership will address all major programmes and key activities, including member recruitment and supporter development, campaigning and lobbying for change, events, face to face and onsite materials. 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 Researching massive growth in giving.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis It is a major undertaking: RSPB has over 1,600 staff working at several hundred locations in the UK alone.Rob George, Head of Marketing Insight and Systems at the RSPB, said that, while over 80% of the UK population is aware of the charity, many people did not know about its work on bigger environmental issues such as climate change, or its international work and campaigning. “We want to build on this awareness”, he said, “and Cascaid is helping us to develop a new and engaging tone of conversation that is accurate scientifically yet emotionally compelling at the same time”.Cascaid and the RSPB will be defining new audiences linked to interests, motivations and values. They plan to use an extensive media mix including direct mail, inserts, press ads, posters, signage, telephone, face to face, significant online activity and possibly radio and TV.Roger Lawson, Strategy & Planning Director of Cascaid, explained: “Emotive engagement is the key, we want people to truly understand how relevant the RSPB’s work is to both the health of the planet and to them personally. Those special moments when you connect with nature, whether it’s a walk in the countryside, spotting a hovering kestrel, or swimming in a clean ocean, are vitally connected to the conservation of the environment that not only birds but all living things require, including us! If prospects understood the RSPB’s role in working to preserve this for us all, they would be more likely to support.”Among Cascaid’s first work is the creation of new messages for direct membership recruitment that build understanding of what the RSPB delivers for conservation. Still in development, it is expected to begin with a focus on ‘personal connections’ with nature. The series will then continue and explore the bigger picture of global issues, pulling the elements together in ‘speaking up for nature’. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual givinglast_img read more

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post About Author: Tory Barringer Subscribe Tagged with: Economic Recovery Economy Home Prices Housing Starts Jobs Trulia Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Economic Recovery Economy Home Prices Housing Starts Jobs Trulia 2014-10-02 Tory Barringer Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Previous: Democratic Congress Members Call for Review of FRBNY Next: DS News Webcast: Friday 10/3/2014 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago On the one hand, the housing market is, by most indicators, edging back toward normalcy; but on the other hand, recovery is snagged by a paradox: In order for housing to get better, the economy needs to heal, but the economy can’t fully heal without a stable housing market.According to the latest Trulia Housing Barometer, while home prices, sales, and delinquency rates are almost of the way back to normal, new construction starts and a poor employment rate among young adults are snagging full economic recovery. However, all five indicators have improved year-over-year, if slightly in some areas.Existing home sales, excluding distressed sales, are the most encouraging stats at the moment. These, according to Trulia and the National Association of Realtors, were 80 percent back to normal in August. That’s up from 64 percent in the previous quarter and 79 percent from a year ago. Trulia’s Bubble Watch also showed that prices were 3.4 percent undervalued in the third quarter, which is a marked improvement over the 13.5 percent undervaluation at the worst of the housing bust. That means prices are three-fourths of the way back to normal.Delinquency and foreclosure rates also were much improved. According to Trulia and Black Knight, the national delinquency and foreclosure rate was 74 percent back to normal in August—the same as one quarter ago and up from 56 percent one year ago. Trulia’s chief economist, Jed Kolko, said that with the share of mortgage borrowers with negative or near-negative equity dropping, the default rate should continue to drop.Where the trouble lies is in new construction starts, which are not even halfway back to normal, and employment among millennials, which is faring even worse. Though new starts are up from a paltry 37 percent a year ago, they’re still only 49 percent back to normal, according to Trulia and the U.S. Census. And according to Kolko, household formation looks too weak to support more single-family homebuilding.Most distressing is the employment rate for young adults. The barometer showed that as of August, 75.7 percent of adults age 25 to 34 are employed. This is just 37 percent of the way back to normal.”Because young adults need jobs in order to move out of their parents’ homes, form their own households, and eventually become homeowners, the housing recovery depends on millennials finding work,” Kolko said.That’s not to say, however, that housing isn’t doing anything for the economy. Rising home prices make homeowners wealthier, and the more wealth people have, the more they spend, Kolko said. In addition, the decline in defaults and foreclosures have helped stabilize the financial system and hard-hit neighborhoods.”As we’ve seen, home prices right themselves, as undervalued homes attract investors and other buyers, pushing prices back up,” he said. “In turn, higher prices make defaults less likely.”But as the housing recovery continues, it depends less on the rebound effect—the tendency of housing prices to right themselves—and more on such fundamentals as jobs, income growth, and household formation.”In this recovery, jobs and housing can’t get what they need from each other,” Kolko said. Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to, he is also the online editor for DS News’ sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Housing, Economy Stuck in Catch 22 October 2, 2014 1,664 Views Related Articles Housing, Economy Stuck in Catch 22last_img read more

first_imgGoogle Maps(SAN DIEGO) — After spending over 20 years separated behind bars, brothers Lyle and Erik Menendez, convicted of killing their parents after notorious trials in the 1990s, have finally reunited in the same prison.Until this week, the last time Lyle and Erik Menendez saw each other was Sept. 10, 1996, said Robert Rand, a journalist who has covered the case since 1989 and was a consultant for NBC’s 2017 TV series on the brothers. That day in 1996, the brothers could see each other across a prison yard but couldn’t talk to each other; they had hoped to be placed in the same prison but were put in separate vans, which took them to separate facilities, Rand told ABC News.While in separate prisons, they couldn’t talk on the phone, but they did write letters to each other and would play chess by sending moves to each other through snail mail, Rand said. And while behind bars, both brothers found wives; Erik has been married for 20 years and Lyle for 14, Rand said.This Wednesday, after decades apart, the brothers finally came face to face at R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego. Rand, who is still in touch with the Menendez family, said a family member told him that as guards led Lyle down a hallway to see Erik, Lyle “was surprised he wasn’t feeling more emotional.”But once the guard opened the door and Lyle saw his brother, both Lyle and Erik “burst into tears immediately,” Rand said. “They just hugged each other for a few minutes without saying any words to each other,” Rand said. “Then the prison officials let them spend an hour together in a room.” Their story began on Aug. 20, 1989, when Lyle, then 21, and Erik, then 18, opened fire on their wealthy parents inside the family’s Beverly Hills mansion, using shotguns they bought days before the murders.Their father, Jose Menendez, a successful Cuban-American business executive, was shot point-blank in the head. Their mother, Kitty Menendez, was shot several times in her torso and face.Authorities arrested the brothers in 1990 after their psychologist’s girlfriend went to police claiming Erik had confessed the murders to the psychologist during a session and Lyle had threatened the doctor’s life, thus voiding doctor-patient privilege. At trial, prosecutors alleged that the brothers, who lived a life of privilege, murdered their parents out of greed, hoping to get their hands on the family fortune. The defense argued the brothers acted in self-defense after years of enduring their parents’ abuse. Their first trials ended in mistrials, but at the end of a second trial in 1996, the brothers were convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to two consecutive life prison terms without the possibility of parole.Their reunion began when Lyle was transferred from Northern California’s Mule Creek State Prison to San Diego’s R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility in February 2018, corrections department spokeswoman Terry Thornton told ABC News.Erik had been at this San Diego facility since July 2013, she said.But when Lyle was transferred in February, they were housed in different sections so they could not interact, Thornton said. On April 4, Eric was transferred to Lyle’s housing facility within that prison, and in that facility, all the inmates have the ability to interact with one another, she said.They can now see each other every day at meals and in the exercise yard, Rand said.Rand said Lyle told him that over the last few years he “missed his brother so much. And Erik had also talked about how much he missed Lyle. So this is just an overwhelming, emotional, happy moment for not only the brothers, but their entire family.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more