FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgFBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileFBN Holdings Plc is a leading financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the commercial, corporate, investment and merchant banking sectors. The company also offers insurance products for individual and corporate clients and other financial services for merchant banking, asset management, investment and general trading, private equity, financial intermediation services, trusteeship, portfolio management and discount house services for individual and corporate clients. The Insurance division underwrites life and general insurance products and offers insurance brokerage services. FBN Holdings Limited was founded in 1894 and today operates in 874 business locations in 12 countries. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. FBN Holdings Plc was founded in 1894 and is based in Lagos, Nigeria. FBN Holdings Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchanglast_img read more

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What is the role of an Apopka City Commissioner?

first_img March 28, 2017 at 2:17 am March 28, 2017 at 2:03 am TAGSCity Commissioners Previous articleFisher Plantation Annexation UpdateNext articleDunkin’ Donuts Removes Fan Favorite from Menu Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR March 30, 2017 at 6:50 pm Reply 5 COMMENTS Please enter your comment! As far as there is no book or guideline in the city charter for a city commissioner to go by, I would much rather a commissioner to question something thoroughly, that they feel doesn’t add up, or just doesn’t seem right to them, than to just sit like a mime, and not question something that is bothering you. Please enter your name here As for citizen input, it was much better when Mayor Kilsheimer allowed the public to comment during an allotted specific time period during the public workshops. He changed that process however of allowing public comment at a workshop. I really don’t know why, because at the workshop stage, ideas are just being tossed around informally and debated, not finalized, and the council holds the power, not the citizen’s mere suggestions. You might as well place duct tape over your mouth if you plan to attend a workshop as a citizen who wants to participate in your local government. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Two things learned recently. A commissioner is not allowed to negotiate a contract, says the city attorney. Secondly, the mayor cannot make a motion, but he is allowed to second a motion, that another commissioner made, to open a discussion that can lead to a vote. Mama Mia Totally agree ! March 28, 2017 at 8:07 pm Mama Mia The Anatomy of Fear center_img Reply Reply Mary Mama Mia With no help from the City Charter, commissioners are writing their own job descriptionsIt’s not easy being an Apopka City Commissioner. There is not a “how-to” manual or even any guidance provided in the City Charter. City Commissioners are left to define these roles for themselves.Take the example of Commissioner Kyle Becker’s approach to an email he received from Pater Fazekas.Fazekas is the owner of Tennis Galaxy and a tennis professional that gives lessons at the Northwest Recreation Complex courts. He contacted Becker in October of 2016 about his contract with the City. He told Becker he believed his fees were too high. He was paying $6,300 per year for the use of one court, which is more than it costs for the City to maintain all four courts ($5,200). Becker met with Fazekas and agreed with his proposal to pay $1,500 per year plus an additional $2,000 per year to go towards improvements to the courts.  At a February 15th City Council meeting, he made a case for Fazekas during the City Commissioner Report and made a motion to accept Fazekas’ proposal.Becker – “I personally approach the role as an advocate for residents and businesses in our city.”The pushback from City Attorney Cliff Shepard and Mayor Joe Kilsheimer was immediate.“There’s a lot to say, but I’ll focus on one thing, you can’t make a motion on a contract,” said Shepard. “It’s not your purview.”“So the motion is out of order?” Kilsheimer asked.“It is,” said Shepard,” It’s a violation of…”“How do I make it in order?” Becker asked.“I think what the City Attorney has said is it’s not in the purview of the City Council to make a contract,” said Kilsheimer. “Contracts are delegated to the administration.”“So there’s no course of action I can take on this contract is what you’re telling me?” Becker asked.“We can’t negotiate a contract from the Council, no,” said Kilsheimer.“I would really like to understand how to take a direction on this,” Becker said to City Administrator Glenn Irby. “Because my understanding is that you’re taking direction from Council, yet if I’m not able to provide any sort of feedback to change the course of this action, then what the hell are we doing?”That is a lot of tension in a City Council meeting for a minor contract (in relation to a $100 million budget). Did Becker take it too far, or is this how a city commissioner should approach a resident’s request for assistance?A month later at the March 15th City Council meeting, Fazekas’ contract had made it to the Consent Agenda. Fazekas signed the agreement, but he described the deal as a “take it or leave it” prospect.Becker was not finished with this issue.“I want to renew my concern from two meetings ago because this is directly what I was talking about during the council meetings,” Becker said. “I don’t like the contract. I don’t think there has been a negotiation for a more fair deal. For my understanding in talking with (City) staff, they just came up with a certain percentage of his revenue and that’s what we’re going to charge him. I don’t think that’s the right approach.”“This contract was negotiated a year-and-a-half ago for that rate,” said Apopka Recreation Director David Burgoon. “An initial proposal to Peter (Fazekas) was 20% of his total intake, which is consistent for all instructors. Through negotiation with him, we came up with the $525 a month rate. It is something we are going to look at in the upcoming budget.”“But what re-negotiation has occurred in this cycle?” Becker asked.Bankson – “Probably our strongest responsibility is in establishing the budget.”“This year we had discussions with him (Fazekas) about re-negotiating his contract. We found it in the best interests of the City and department to keep it as it is, to be fair to everyone else we have under contract currently.”“So you didn’t negotiate with him,” Becker said. “You told him he would get the same contract?”“What we’re trying to do is apply some consistency across the board,” said Kilsheimer. Maybe other users of other facilities don’t use the same percentage of the facility that Peter does, but the overall approach is to apply the same consistency from one program to another.”“My problem is that the consistency is 20% of the revenue of instruction to use the recreational facilities with zero regards to what it costs actually to maintain that facility, correct? Becker asked.“Correct,” said Burgoon.“It’s just a philosophical difference like I said before,” said Becker. “I don’t think it’s an accurate way to approach it.”“Here’s the truth,” said Kilsheimer. “Before Dave (Burgoon) got here there was no consistency whatsoever. Some people got the facilities for free, and some had to pay through the nose. In the first few years since we got here, there is a bare minimum of consistency. It’s now clear we need to refine this process. You (Becker) have brought a level of analysis and refinement to this discussion that previously never took place. So I take your point. You make a good point and I have no problem with the point you’re making. But let’s be consistent and have this discussion at budget time.”Again, a lot of pushback for a negotiation that lands somewhere between $3,500 – $6,300 per year. Did Becker overreach on this issue or is this within the parameters of how a city commissioner should respond on behalf of a resident? What exactly is the role of a city commissioner? Should they take on staff and administration if necessary? Or are they more appropriately an advise and consent body similar to the US Senate?Becker explained that he believes this sort of advocacy is part of what it takes to be a city commissioner.“Unfortunately our charter does not have a lengthy job description in terms of the day-to-day role of a Commissioner, but rather lays out the powers vested in our collective Council,” said Becker. “I personally approach the role as an advocate for residents and businesses of our city.  That advocacy or representation is not limited to a Council meeting agenda twice a month, I enjoy meeting and listening to those I serve to understand their unique situations so I can contribute value-added discussion during our public meetings.”Commissioner Doug Bankson’s list is comprehensive, but the City budget is his primary focus.“I would say in practicality it is somewhat of a hybrid system,” he said. “Though the flow chart shows the citizens of Apopka and underneath them the city council then the mayor them the staff, we are still a strong mayoral type of government. So staff responds directly to the mayor and we have oversight limited by certain areas spelled out in the charter. Probably our strongest responsibility is in establishing the budget which is still prepared by the staff according to the mayor’s agenda and then discussed through our city workshops and eventually presented to the public and voted on by the council. Many other issues we learn about sometimes as little as the day before a council meeting. It is our responsibility to weigh in and vote upon these measures when presented. I would prefer to have more public response time to make sure we are reading the pulse of the community correctly and responding accordingly. This was the purpose of the visioning process, however there have arisen issues that are not truly resolved and must be amended. While it is impossible to please all people, the general consensus is the best way to move forward.”Commissioner Diane Velazquez feels that getting citizens involved in government is a major part of being a commissioner.Velazquez: “One of the most important roles is to encourage the residents to get involved in the process.”“It’s my opinion that one of the most important roles a city commissioner has, is to encourage the residents in the community to get and stay involved in the process of governing our city,” she said. “I think that whenever possible, our residents should attend city council meetings and express their will by participating in our local elections. The concerns of our residents, and of our business community are important and should be discussed and considered when city officials take action and make decisions that will affect the community in general. I’ll always encourage and invite all our community members to be part and experience the process of democracy by being accessible and accountable. Additionally, I think that one of the most important and rewarding aspects of being your elected City Commissioner is that it has allowed me to meet so many caring, hardworking and decent people that make up the Apopka community. It’s not just individuals and families, but also local business people that care and service our community. I consider it a privilege and an honor to be your voice and representative as a member of the city council. On a personal note, I am your representative in city hall, but I’m also an active ambassador for the city of Apopka. I consider it my responsibility to promote our city to as many as possible. Apopka is a wonderful community with beautiful natural resources, rich in history, friendly people, and still, holds its Florida ambiance. As Apopka grows, I will continue to be involved in the decision-making process of our great city, with your blessing, of course.”That’s three commissioners with different approaches and a range of different priorities in their job descriptions.  Perhaps leaving the role of a commissioner open-ended on the City Charter was a wise omission by its authors. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. March 30, 2017 at 6:14 pm Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here It is vital to understand roles. The council makes policy and holds the Mayor to following it. Thus , Becker can review rental policies in general and insure citizens concerns are handled equitably according to the approved policy. The council should attend a professional development opportunity to discuss how best to function. It isn’t helpful to have such a divergence of views on their roles. However, it is quite easily remedied. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 D Ryanlast_img read more

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Make Valentine’s Day special with a wedding at the Courthouse

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter From the Orange County Clerk of Courts Office  Engaged and ready to “tie the knot”? Consider saying “I do” with the Orange County Clerk of Courts. Clerk Tiffany Moore Russell will perform a special group wedding ceremony on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 2020, in the jury room of the downtown Orlando courthouse at 1:00 p.m.For the first time in recent history, the ceremonies will be held inside a beautifully decorated jury room for up to 30 couples during a mass wedding ceremony.“I want to provide a special day for couples getting married at the courthouse, and this annual ceremony is a great way to do this,” said Clerk Tiffany Moore Russell.For Valentine’s Day only, couples will receive a package which includes the wedding ceremony fee, commemorative certificate, and wedding photos to remember the important milestone for a $50 fee.If you’d like to participate in the wedding event, you and your future spouse can register by going to our website at www.myorangeclerk.com. Please note you need to obtain your marriage license first before registering for the event. For Florida residents, there are a few requirements that may require a 3-day waiting period to be married. Visit the marriage section of our website for more details on the requirements.For those looking for a more intimate and private setting, individual wedding ceremonies can be performed at the courthouse ceremony room and at any of our branch locations on Valentine’s Day or any other date we are open for business with or without an appointment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here TAGSOrange County Clerk of the CourtValentines DayWedding Day Previous articleFlorida Bill would end license suspensions for cash-strapped driversNext articleA legend dies too soon: Kobe Bryant – Let’s Talk About It Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate last_img read more

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Tower House / Austin Maynard Architects

first_imgArchDaily Projects Garden Design: CopyHouses, Extension•Alphington, Australia Year:  Tower House / Austin Maynard ArchitectsSave this projectSaveTower House / Austin Maynard Architects Houses 2014 Area:  225 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs:  Peter Bennetts “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/607733/tower-house-andrew-maynard-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/607733/tower-house-andrew-maynard-architects Clipboard Builder: center_img Lucida Landscapes Photographs Plant Selection: Overend Constructions Bush Projects Tower House / Austin Maynard Architects Save this picture!© Peter Bennetts+ 49Curated by Nico Saieh Share Landscape Contractor: Design Architect:Andrew MaynardProject Architect:Mark AustinEngineer:Maurice Farrugia and AssociatesDirectors:Mark Austin, Andrew MaynardCity:AlphingtonCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Peter BennettsRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingText description provided by the architects. S+P and their 8 year old twin sons asked for a home “for community, art and nature to come together”. We designed them a village.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsWhat?Tower House is a renovation and extension to a weatherboard home in Alphington, Victoria, Australia. We restored the original, where we have two kids’rooms, a bathroom and living spaces. A studio, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and dining occupy the new part of the house. Tower House is the result of endless conversations with a trusting, enthusiastic, patient and encouraging client.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsWho?Mum, dad and twin boys live at Tower House. The family have keen interests in the environment, outdoor recreation and the arts. We first met to discuss Tower House just days before a federal election. Fear that in two days we would have a new, particularly nasty, negative and destructive Prime Minister loomed heavily in the air. Our discussion on that first day was not about kitchens and bathrooms. Our discussions were about life, art, politics, charity, the universe and everything. We knew we had a great client on that first day. The words S+P used were carefully considered. Nurturing, stimulating, gallery, inspiring, delightful, both social and private, introverted and extroverted, legacy, responsibility, character, engaging, discourse and community. In their home S+P wanted the story to be about more than them. S+P wanted the story to include us. All of us.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsContext?Tower House is near parkland and the Yarra River, with views to the Amcor chimney stacks. Tower House is bound by two roads. One is a leafy post-war suburban street. The other, which faces onto backyards, feels like a country road. With the exception of a few new homes the context is small, humble weatherboard and brick abodes. A chunk of large contemporary architecture would be an imposition in this context.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanWhy?Tower House is the result of a vast number of concurrent discussions about issues far broader than the home itself. Though the brief was not small, our proposition was to create a series of small structures of a scale and texture that did not dominate its context. Tower House is about a lot of things. Here are our highlights:Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe twins’sketchesDuring an early design meeting we handed the twin boys paper and pencils and asked them to quietly entertain themselves while the adults spoke about ‘more important things’. After discussing the complexity of designing a home, and the various possibilities, we had all found ourselves deep down the rabbit hole, confused, lost and tired. We looked over to the boys to discover that they were not drawing cars, soldiers or dragons. Instead they had drawn their house. With modest confidence they slid their simple sketches, complete with notations, to me saying in unison “there you go”. Their sketches distilled a lot of ideas. They had firmly pushed the boat off the shore and we were on our way.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsHome as villageAs homes increase in size they increasingly appear as hostile monoliths. When a home is extended, often the monolith crashes into the original. The later looking like an alien cancerous growth on the former. Tower House is anti-monolith. Tower House is village externally and a home internally. The house defies logic as the exterior appears to be a series of small structures, while internally the spaces and functions are large and connected. Like the Tardis, it’s small on the outside and large internally.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsMissing No.5The mysterious case of the missing No.5. There is no No.5 in this street, which is odd. No.3 and No.7 sit side by side and no one can explain why No.5 was omitted. Tower House finds a small gap between 3 and 7 to build a new structure. It’s not No.5. The new tower fills the numerical gap. But the mystery remains.Save this picture!© Peter Bennetts5th elevationWhen designing the Sydney Opera House Utzon spoke of the fifth facade, knowing that the roof will be the part of the building that dominates the view from the Harbour Bridge and the tall buildings nearby. The street front is no longer the public face of our buildings. Google Earth has made the roof the public face of our buildings, accessible to anyone at anytime. We can now easily see all of the mess that has been hidden on the rooftop. What was once hidden is now fully displayed. With this in mind we deliberately designed Tower House so that it looked beautiful from the sky and from Google Earth.Save this picture!Longitudinal SectionIt’s all about community.Increasingly our houses are overly concerned with privacy. Fences are getting higher and we are turning our backs to our neighbours. It’s starting to look less like house and garden and more like compound and security. What’s happening to neighbourhood and community? Tower House can be both. The front yard is now a communal vegetable patch. Neighbours are invited to help themselves and, if they wish, do a little gardening from time to time. The rest of the garden has a high fence around it, however you can see through the fence and, importantly the fences can be left open wide. With streets on both sides of Tower House neighbours can use the garden as a short cut and grab a few veggies on the way through. With the gates wide open the line between public and private starts to get blurred.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe NetAustralia is wide and flat. As a result our homes are wide and flat. Our HOUSE House project explored the idea of creating a vertical home, in contrast to the typical Australian home. The boy’s studio pushes this idea further. It is a wholly vertical space with a bookshelf running from floor to ceiling. The boys desks are at the base of the studio, where they can studiously work. Hanging within this tall space is a net where the boys can read, and contemplate with a view to the street and a view to the backyard. The boys study is designed to inspire the boys as they grow and learn.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsHer library.S’library is a place of thought and contemplation. Slightly submerged, the desk is almost buried in the garden. Lined with dark spotted gum the library has an age and a wisdom that is in contrast to the playful contemplation of the boys study.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsHis spot.P has a sneaky spot in the roof space above the kitchen. Lined in synthetic grass  with nothing more than a banana lounge and a book P’s spot it a hideaway within the centre of the house.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsCha-cha-cha-changesTower House is a long-term family home. The boys will be adults when (if) they leave. The house can easily adapt from being a shared family home to being two separate zones with distinct entries. Within the original house we have hidden sliding panels which allow the large shared rooms to be divided into small. A variety of different activities can take place, whether shared or private. It’s the best of both worlds.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsSustainable?Like all of our buildings, sustainability is at the core of Tower House. Rather than simply extruding the existing structure we have run the new form along the southern boundary so that it is soaked with sunlight. The openings and windows have been designed to optimise passive solar gain, thereby drastically reducing demands on mechanical heating and cooling. All windows are double glazed. White roofs drastically reduce urban heat sink and heat transfer internally. Need for air-conditioning is eliminated through active management of shade, and flow through ventilation. Water tanks have their place as they do on all of our projects. High performance insulation is everywhere, even in the walls of the original house.   Save this picture!© Peter BennettsOriginally published on March 11, 2015Project gallerySee allShow lessThe Greja House / Park + AssociatesSelected ProjectsGolden Tower / Torres arquitetos associadosSelected Projects Share Architects: Austin Maynard Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAustin Maynard ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionDabasFacebook3D ModellingAlphingtonIcebergHousesRefurbishmentAustraliaPublished on October 05, 2019Cite: “Tower House / Austin Maynard Architects” 05 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Zero House, Nearly Zero Energy Reconstruction of a Rural House…

first_img Projects “COPY” China Area:  402 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Architect In Charge:Jun RenDesign Team:Jun Ren, Yang Di, Runbo Guo, Nan Jiang, Bing Liu, Shuang Han, Wei LiuClient:Tianjin Tianyou Architectural Design Co., Ltd.Structure Design:Xuezeng YuLandscape Design:Tianjin Tianyou Architectural Design Co., Ltd.Constructor:Beijing North Guoxing Construction Co., Ltd.City:BeijingCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Tenio Tianjin Architecture and EngineeringRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. This village project in the suburbs of Beijing focuses on the problem of indigenous resident loss in rural areas of China. The overall goal is to improve residential comfortableness and realize energy self-sufficiency by means of green transformation, to introduce functions such as creative office, and to realize function conversion and rural revival.Save this picture!Courtesy of Tenio Tianjin Architecture and EngineeringThe main goal of the project is to explore the technical possibilities and construction realizability of assembled nearly zero energy rural house reconstruction. The approach to this goal is to respond to rural ecology and cold climate in a targeted manner, to use the technical strategy of passive house to achieve minimum energy requirement, and to combine multiple new solar energy utilization methods to achieve nearly zero energy building. Prefabricated modules are used for the added residential part, and are assembled on site.Save this picture!Courtesy of Tenio Tianjin Architecture and Engineering1. Process – Nearly zero energy building in rural area combining ultra low energy consumption with modular assemblyThe building has improved the nearly zero energy building space system that is suitable for the single-story courtyard layout. The courtyard divides the building into three parts of simple shapes, and air-tightness units are connected with passive house and stairwell wind tower to enhance heat radiation in winter and guide the natural ventilation in transitional seasons. The sloping roof uses skylights to achieve natural lighting and uses photovoltaic tiles to provide electric energy.Save this picture!Courtesy of Tenio Tianjin Architecture and EngineeringThe building is an experiment of low-cost assembled residential modules. The composite model is consisting of light steel system and OSB board, and two kinds of thermal insulation materials are filled inside and applied outside to ensure the system’s heat transfer coefficient and air tightness. The standard residential modules from the structure to the interior decoration are completed in the factory, and three modules are combined to a residential unit of complete functions on site.Save this picture!Courtesy of Tenio Tianjin Architecture and EngineeringSave this picture!Constructive Detail-Reconstruct structureSave this picture!Courtesy of Tenio Tianjin Architecture and EngineeringThe courtyard and building facade integrate advanced green technology, the book room gathers nearly a hundred books on sustainable buildings, and the exhibition hall shows the energy-saving and construction technologies of nearly zero energy rural house, making it a showcase and demonstration of the nearly zero energy rural house model.Save this picture!Courtesy of Tenio Tianjin Architecture and Engineering2. Planet — Reducing ecological impact and realizing carbon neutral building with net zero energy consumptionThe rural ecology and the tall poplars on the north and east sides of the plot are kept, and a ladder shaped vegetable garden is designed in combination with the existing poplars and the green space at the village entrance. Based on the ecological functions, the three courtyards are defined as different themed courtyards, respectively water courtyard, solar courtyard and zero carbon garden decorated with waste. A greenhouse is set in the south courtyard, where a fish and vegetable symbiosis system composed of water culture vertical plants(vertical hydroponic plants) is arranged.Save this picture!Courtesy of Tenio Tianjin Architecture and EngineeringIn terms of passive energy saving, it starts with the utilization of solar radiation, and uses super thermal insulation structure(super thermal insulation envelope), air tight unit(air-tightness units)and a heat-bridge-free (thermal-bridge-free)design to control the heating demand in winter to below 15W, so that the total energy consumption per unit area is 14.6 kWh/m2.a.Save this picture!Courtesy of Tenio Tianjin Architecture and EngineeringIn terms of active energy production, it combines photovoltaic tile and colored photovoltaic film to provide power for the building, and uses solar hot water system to provide hot water for the kitchen and bathroom of the residential part.Save this picture!Courtesy of Tenio Tianjin Architecture and EngineeringProject gallerySee allShow lessNingbo New Library / SHLSelected ProjectsLinaya House / Delution ArchitectSelected Projects Share Zero House, Nearly Zero Energy Reconstruction of a Rural House / Tenio Tianjin Architecture and EngineeringSave this projectSaveZero House, Nearly Zero Energy Reconstruction of a Rural House / Tenio Tianjin Architecture and EngineeringSave this picture!Courtesy of Tenio Tianjin Architecture and Engineering+ 24Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Share Zero House, Nearly Zero Energy Reconstruction of a Rural House / Tenio Tianjin Architecture and Engineering CopyHouses, Renovation•Beijing, China ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/939404/zero-house-nearly-zero-energy-reconstruction-of-a-rural-house-tenio-tianjin-architecture-and-engineering Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily Architects: Tenio Tianjin Architecture and Engineering Area Area of this architecture project 2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/939404/zero-house-nearly-zero-energy-reconstruction-of-a-rural-house-tenio-tianjin-architecture-and-engineering Clipboard Houses CopyAbout this officeTenio Tianjin Architecture and EngineeringOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationBeijingOn FacebookChinaPublished on May 15, 2020Cite: “Zero House, Nearly Zero Energy Reconstruction of a Rural House / Tenio Tianjin Architecture and Engineering” 14 May 2020. 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Seed Consultants 4/26/2013 Weekly Market Column with Gary Wilhelmi

first_img SHARE Previous articleSeed Consultants 4/26/2013 Market Update Comments with Gary WilhelmiNext articleCoalition Applauds Introduction of Ag Worker Bill in House Hoosier Ag Today Home Indiana Agriculture News Seed Consultants 4/26/2013 Weekly Market Column with Gary Wilhelmi SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 26, 2013 Facebook Twitter Seed Consultants 4/26/2013 Weekly Market Column with Gary Wilhelmi Global economic policy is a mish mash of uncertainty. US 4Q GDP is at a 2.5 % annualized growth rate, versus 3% hoped for. 4Q of 2012 was at .4%. Growth has weakened over the last several weeks. The southern European recession has been working its way north, as is evidenced by a slow down in Germany, the strongest of the pack. China’s growth rate has also subsided, as it is aggravated by the spread of bird flu, which is also noted in Taiwan.US earnings are winding down with a mostly positive trend, but revenues have been weak, and the University of Michigan consumer confidence index declined to 76.4 from 78.6 in March. Japanese consumer prices shrunk .9 %. , and their long term goal is for a 2% rise. The computer crazies have reemerged in gold driving it back up to $1473. WTI crude rallied up to over $93, and gas at the pump, here in Indiana, prices jumped to $3.99. The dollar index remains range bound.As evidenced by trading patterns plantings are not yet delayed enough to create rallies in new crop corn or soybeans. This next week is important, and forecasts have turned mixed, so watch carefully. Crop scouts will examine the HRW area this week, but freeze damage is well known, and mostly discounted. Flooding has slowed grain movement, but export business is not too good anyway.Chain cancelled some old crop corn purchases, but bought 300,000 tons of new crop corn. The IGC reduced Chinese soybean imports by 2 MT due to bird flu, and it has spread to Taiwan. Eastern Chinese poultry business is off 70-80 %.Low volume in Ag markets enhances volatility, particularly in the bull spreads in corn and soybeans.The charts look threatening on the downside in the grains and soybeans, but the cattle and hogs, on their lows could ratchet up.June cattle resistance is at $124 and June hogs surmounted their $92 level Friday. Cash cattle were bid at $127 in the south Friday and $203 on northern beef. Boxed beef firmed last week, but demand remains lethargic. Hopes for a boost from cook out weather are mixed, as the key is how much money consumers have to spend. Pork demand is somewhat improved, and margins are holding in the black, whereas cattle margins are not. Export sales of the meats fail to impress. Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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#live Limerick show for Joe Jackson

first_imgLinkedin Email Richard Harris revisited, by Joe Jackson WhatsApp TAGSjoe jackson Print Advertisement Twitter Facebook Previous articleEC opens €237m in funding to micro-enterprisesNext articleFree screening and new Limerick support group for people with COPD Eric Fitzgeraldhttp://www.limerickpost.ieEric writes for the Entertainment Pages of Limerick Post Newspaper and edits the music blog www.musiclimerick.com where you can watch and listen to music happening in the city and beyond. NewsBreaking newsEntertainmentMusic#live Limerick show for Joe JacksonBy Eric Fitzgerald – November 9, 2015 1104 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UK rock/jazz musician Joe Jackson will play Dolan’s Warehouse on Thursday February 4. His 1979 single ‘Is She Really Going Out With Him’ made him an overnight success here and in the UK and US. ‘Its Different for Girls’ was a hit from the follow up album ‘I’m The Man’.The swing era ‘Jumpin Jive’ and jazz influenced ‘Steppin Out’ followed in the 1980’s.His recent project, ‘Fast Forward’ was released in October 2015. An album of songs relating to four cities, New York, Berlin,Amsterdam, and New Orleans, with each of the city’s specific tracks having been arranged and recorded there.Tickets for this gig go on sale this Thursday November 12. www.dolans.ieSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up last_img read more

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Restaurant customers must dine on the street, whilst hotel guests can…

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Photo by Barbare Kacharava on Unsplash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Previous articleClash of the Undefeated: Shelbourne vs Treaty United PreviewNext articleNew Report from MIC Reveals the Reality of Human Trafficking in Ireland Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook THE reaction to the Government announcement this evening from the Restaurant sector is one of disbelief, confusion and frustration regarding the Government’s decision to permit Hotel & Guesthouse Restaurants to operate as normal for residents by offering Indoor Dining options from the proposed date of Thursday 2ndJune whilst restricting Independent Restaurants, Coffee shops and Gastro pubs to outdoor dining only from the 7thJune. Adrian Cummins, Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland said, “We are calling on the Government to publish the Medical and Scientific evidence deeming a Hotel or Guesthouse Restaurant safer than an independent restaurant, coffee shop or gastro pub.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up  Restaurants, hotels, cafes and gastropubs have all followed and implemented the exact same safety protocols for diners since June of last year. I want to be clear, if the medical advisors have decided it is now safe for indoor dining then Hotels should reopen – what we are asking for is Indoor Dining Equality and to reopen at the same time!” The decision to divide Hotel restaurants and independent restaurants into two categories is an anti-competitive, inequitable decision and without medical, scientific or public health rationale. This also prohibits independent restaurant owners from functioning viably over the summertime and in fact prohibits the re-employment of approx. 110,000 workers.Over the last year independent restaurants, coffee shops or gastro pubs have introduced extensive Failte Ireland Guidelines and health and safety measures, relating to the training of staff, operation and layout of their facilities including social distancing and sanitisation. Finally, the Restaurants Association of Ireland is calling for a fair and equitable solution by allowing all independent restaurants, coffee shops or gastro pubs to reopen alongside Hotel and Guesthouse Restaurants. Twitter Email TAGS#IndoorDiningEqaulityKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostOutdoor Dining center_img LifestyleLife & LeisureLimerickNewsRestaurant customers must dine on the street, whilst hotel guests can eat and drink indoorsBy Sarah Carr – April 30, 2021 384 Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print #IndoorDiningEquality Linkedin WhatsApp Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

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County considering employee raises

first_img Church leaders condemn mayor’s disparaging comments Facebook Landgraf staffer resigns following investigation Home Local News Government County considering employee raises Twitter Local NewsGovernment County considering employee raises Previous articleChick-fil-A to open on University BoulevardNext articleOPD, ECSO receive $85,000 each from Bustin for Badges admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ector County Commissioners are hoping to give county employees raises during the next budget cycle due to a slight increase in tax revenue.Commissioners said this was their hope during a special meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday discussing the budget for the 2018-2019 budget cycle.County Judge Ron Eckert announced at the beginning of the meeting that property values are up about 4.2 percent, bringing an increase of around 2 million dollars in tax revenue, not quite as much as commissioners were hoping.“Sometimes it takes awhile even if you’re in a boom cycle for your valuations to catch up to the boom,” Eckert said. “I wish I could report that the percentage of increase was higher and that we were gonna have more tax dollars than we have, but we don’t.”Commissioners went down the line expressing their hopes for the next budget cycle, the common factor among the three being raises for county employees. Commissioners Eddy Shelton and Dale Childers were absent from the meeting due to family matters.“We’ve been 2 years without any raises for employees in the county and it’s been a tough time,” Eckert said. “We made adjustments to keep expenditures down; one of those adjustments was not having raises for employees.”Several of the adjustments made included new policies and procedures, budget cuts to various departments, as well as downsizing and not replacing equipment, Eckert said.County employees, outside of judges, did receive a cost of living increase last year, but Eckert said that still wasn’t a raise.Childers had given Eckert a list of his priorities for the next budget cycles, also saying employees needed a raise, and said he would like to see the county’s computer infrastructure modernized and updated.“I think we’ve all seen recently the effect of not having a phone system can have on the courthouse,” Eckert said.The courthouse’s phone system crashed and had to be replaced entirely a couple of months ago, preventing people from being able to call the courthouse for a number of weeks. Eckert said Childers wants to prevent something like this happening with the county’s computer system.Precinct 2 Commissioner Greg Simmons echoed Eckert’s wishes to give employees raises.“At some point, you’ve got to take care of the employees, and that is our focus for this year,” Simmons said.Simmons reminded department heads at the meeting that it will still be a tight budget for the year, and to only ask for what is absolutely necessary to keep their department intact and running.Precinct 4 Commissioner Armando Rodriguez said he would make sure to convince other commissioners to consider as good of a raise as possible for employees.“If y’all don’t do the work, who else is going to be doing it?” Rodriguez said. “A county cannot run without the employees.”Eckert said department requests should be in the context of making the county fiscally sound, not just for the next budget cycle, but for the future in preparing for the eventual bust.“We’ve learned that you have to make adjustments for the bust that’s coming,” Eckert said. “Because everybody knows a bust will come.”The 2018-2019 budget cycle will begin Oct. 1. WhatsApp Twitter By admin – May 22, 2018 Pinterest Pinterest Landgraf prepares for state budget debate Facebook WhatsApp Fruit Salad to Die ForTexas Fried ChickenSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

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Meals On Wheels Car Show Classic

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Local News Meals On Wheels Car Show Classic Pinterest ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Pinterest OC employee of the year always learning Facebook Meals On WheelsThe Meals On Wheels Car Show Classic has been scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 23 at Meals on Wheels of Odessa, 1314 E. Fifth St.Registration is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.There will be vendor booths, food trucks, jalapeno and watermelon eating contests, sharpie tattoos, a car smash, raffles and more.Any and all rides are welcome. Entry fee for the car show is $25.Public admission is free. Donations are appreciated.All proceeds will benefit Meals on Wheels of Odessa.For more information, call 333-6451. 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School center_img Home Local News Meals On Wheels Car Show Classic WhatsApp Meals on Wheels logo By admin – June 2, 2018 Previous articleTEXAS VIEW: Safety exchange zones for online sales is a good ideaNext articleBusiness I-20 project starting Sunday admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter Smoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleSouthern Style Potato SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

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