High oil cost provides investment opportunity

first_img I am in the middle of reading a book from 2008 that predicted – almost – the unrest that we’re now witnessing in the Middle East and North Africa. In hindsight, perhaps many of us aren’t really that surprised at the turn of events – but I, for one, have been completely caught off-guard by the speed at which changes have been happening. For the fifth week in a row we have witnessed pretty substantial capital outflows from emerging market funds, but for how long will this continue, and what will the impact of the unrest be on developed markets? European sovereign debt issues still exist, and another round of tougher bank capital rules is also right around the corner (with some recommending that British regulators come down even harder on British banks than what is required from the European authorities.) On top of that, the price of oil has soared, and this alone is having a huge impact on market dynamics. Neil Dwane, chief investment officer for Europe for RCM, says that you should think of the spike in oil prices like a tax on global activity. “It costs more for all of us to do things when oil prices are high.” Starting during the fourth quarter of last year, investors started exiting emerging markets and putting money back into developed markets. Inflation has been heading up for quite some time now, and markets have been driven by the belief that we should be allocating out of bonds and back into equities, says Dwane. So if oil is moving higher, where are the opportunities? Dwane recommends looking closer at companies with technology that makes us more efficient, like alternative energy, and says there are a lot of firms that couldn’t compete when oil was at $50 per barrel, but now once again can compete with oil at $100 per barrel. He says that other clear beneficiaries could be the exploration and production companies (like BG Group, Tullow Oil, and Cairn Energy) for the simple reason that if they find oil in the ground, it is more valuable now that oil is at a higher price. Dwane also thinks that if oil prices remain high, policy makers will have to try to offset it. They could either do this through more quantitative easing (QE), or via growth supportive fiscal policies. If QE is big enough, Dwane says that the asset class to benefit the most in the longer term will be equities – as long, of course, as the extra QE doesn’t become inflationary. The FTSE 100 is up around 56 per cent (yes, fifty-six per cent…) over the past two years. Dwane thinks there is a good chance that the UK market will grow 10-20 per cent this year, with dividend growth being even better than earnings. So lots of opportunities to make money – despite all the fears and worries.Louisa Bojesen is a co-anchor of CNBC’s European Closing Bell. Sunday 6 March 2011 10:27 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ High oil cost provides investment opportunity Sharecenter_img whatsapp KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

ICE365 and Esports Charts to launch new esports betting calendar

first_img“Our business intelligence allows for better decision-making, measurement and forecasting.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 11th June 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle “As a result, and thanks to the insight and expertise of the team at Esports Charts, ICE365 represents the go-to source for anyone in the betting sector who wants to track betting potential from upcoming esport competitions and to quickly reference the viewership popularity of important esports tournaments.” The calendar will let readers see a month-by-month list of upcoming tournaments, which may be filtered to only include those with a “significant betting impact”, giving the betting industry an insight into the scope and scale of esports events. Clarion Gaming’s ICE365 has partnered with analytics specialists Esports Charts to launch a new esports betting calendar. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “It’s a major milestone for the company to become the trusted data supplier to Clarion Gaming and ICE365,” Esports Charts founder Ivan Danishevskyi said. “Providing our esport analytics and big data sets will enable visitors to ICE365 to become more familiar with esports and equip them with the tools that are needed in order to make data-driven business critical decisions.  As well as a list of events, the calendar will show prize pools, peak streaming viewers and total hours watched. In addition, it will include an estimate of the total betting value for each event. Email Address The Esports Betting Calendar will be available on ICE365.com Clarion Gaming’s new year-round content site, which launches on 28 June. “We are delighted to announce our collaboration with Esports Charts, a data agency that has been the driving force behind making esports data more transparent and accessible,” Clarion Gaming head of esports Will Harding commented. Tags: Clarion Gaming Topics: Esports esports betting ICE365 and Esports Charts to launch new esports betting calendar “Esports wagering has grown exponentially over the last six-years and there’s a real desire among our stakeholders to learn more about the esport audience,” Harding added. “Thanks to our collaboration with Esports Charts, which has also included extensive consultation and conversations with betting operators, we are able to provide essential audience data for all significant esports betting tournaments in a format that the industry wants.  Esportslast_img read more

E.A Portland Cement Company Limited (PORT.ke) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgE.A Portland Cement Company Limited (PORT.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about E.A Portland Cement Company Limited (PORT.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the E.A Portland Cement Company Limited (PORT.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: E.A Portland Cement Company Limited (PORT.ke)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileEast African Portland Cement Company Limited manufactures and sells cement for the building and construction sectors in East Africa. The company produces a range of cement products including Portland cement and Portland pozzolanic cement for cementing, mortar and concreate building applications. It also supplies custom-made cement products for the construction trade. East African Portland Cement Company Limited sells its products under the Blue Triangle Cement brand. Other brands in its product portfolio include Falcon Cabro, Olympia Cabro, Tri-Hex Cabro, Cosmic Cabro and Brick (Quad) Cabro. East African Portland Cement Company Uganda Limited is a subsidiary of the company. East African Portland Cement Company Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Some FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy (and one I’d avoid) in this market crash

first_imgSome FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy (and one I’d avoid) in this market crash 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. Image source: Getty Images. Top 10 holdings weighted average Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. -11.7% 524.76p -16.2% Enter Your Email Address 581p (1.0%) Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 586.67p 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. World markets have been so volatile that company valuations and prospects (in the near term at least) are changing on an almost daily basis.Many lowly-rated FTSE 100 stocks have got even cheaper. Meanwhile, a number of blue-chips I previously felt were too richly valued are now trading at what I believe are buyable levels. But there are also stocks across the spectrum where I still see material downside risk.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…I’ve used the weekend to review the state of play at some of my favoured super-cheap stocks and buyable higher-valued businesses, as well as at some of those that have so far remained on my avoid list. Here’s my take on a number of these stocks.Super-cheap stocksThe travel and leisure sector has been extremely hard hit by the impact of the spread of Covid-19. Budget airline easyJet‘s shares have crashed 48%, while cruise ship operator Carnival‘s have sunk 61%. Both are trading at single-digit P/Es on their historic earnings. However, it’s all about near-term survival right now.I’ve been positive on these two stocks based on a few simple metrics pointing to their relatively strong balance sheets and liquidity. Having caught up on recent more sophisticated assessments by better-resourced and smarter analysts than me, I’m heartened to maintain my view of easyJet and Carnival as long-term ‘buys’ with high-reward potential.Buyable higher-valued businessesThe new low point of the market crash on Thursday brought several highly-valued blue-chips into my buyable zone. Notably, Rightmove (share price 516p, forward P/E 23.5), Experian (2,145p, 23.5), Hargreaves Lansdown (1,211p, 20.0), and Sage (560p, 18.2).Despite rallies of up to 9% on Friday, these four remain ‘buys’ for me at their somewhat higher end-of-week valuations: Rightmove (537p, 24.5), Experian (2,145p, 24.1), Hargreaves Lansdown (1,320p, 21.8), and Sage (582p, 18.9).Triple whammy of downside riskAstraZeneca is one FTSE 100 stock, whose share price hasn’t fallen far enough to attract me, as I explained in a recent article. Scottish Mortgage Trust (LSE: SMT) is another, as I’ll explain here.The most recent factsheet from SMT shows its top 10 holdings at 31 January. Tech-based NASDAQ-listed companies are prominent: Tesla (10.3% of the portfolio), Amazon (8.6%), Illumina (5.9%) and Netflix (2.5%). China tech giants Alibaba (6.2%) and Tencent (5.8%) are also in there. The top 10 stocks account for 52% of the portfolio.As you can see below, the trust has performed relatively well between 31 January and 12 March — the latest date of its published net asset vale (NAV). 12 March G A Chester | Monday, 16th March, 2020 | More on: SMT center_img — — NAV 31 January 513p (2.2%) Share price (& discount to NAV) “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., Amazon, Netflix, and Tesla. The Motley Fool UK has recommended AstraZeneca, Carnival, Experian, Hargreaves Lansdown, Rightmove, and Sage Group. 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. The share price has fallen a little more than NAV, with the discount modestly widening from 1% to 2.2%. But what are we to make of the much greater fall (-16.2%, as I’ve calculated it) of the top 10 holdings?A weakening of sterling against the dollar likely accounts for part of it. However, I also suspect there’s been no revaluation of SMT’s sizeable unlisted investments (19.4% of the portfolio at 31 January). As a rule, valuations of these are only reviewed every quarter.I see a triple whammy of downside risk. That includes a hefty de-rating by the market of many of SMT’s still-heroically-valued listed stocks like Tesla, write-downs of the valuations of its unlisted investments (due to the fall in the values of listed benchmark comparators), and the share price moving to a much wider discount to NAV. One to avoid for now, I feel. 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. -10.6% Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Change See all posts by G A Chesterlast_img read more

Is Nokia a great growth stock for UK investors to buy?

first_img Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. It’s really hard to find an excellent growth stock to buy now. That’s because most of them are really expensive. Many smaller and cheaper companies, meanwhile, haven’t been operating for a long time. So, it’s a risk to buy them. But I think Nokia (NYSE:NOK) stock is undervalued and great for UK investors to buy. It’s a large company with a long history and a bright future. 5G warThe UK’s government supported the US in the trade war with China. So, the UK’s mobile providers are being banned from buying 5G equipment from Huawei from the beginning of 2021. This seems to be a worrying sign for companies like BT. But why don’t we think of this as a great investment opportunity? There are two companies to benefit directly from the current situation. In other words, the UK will switch to other 5G equipment producers. The largest of Huawei’s competitors are Nokia and Ericsson. In this article I’ll focus on Nokia stock and its relevance for UK investors.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…Nokia stock fundametalsTo start with, the UK isn’t the first country to ban Huawei’s production. This campaign against the company started long before the British government’s announcement. So, Nokia could be an attractive alternative to the Chinese giant in many countries.  Although Nokia stock rallied in the last few months, the company’s shares had a tough time in the last several years.That’s because the company’s financial performance was quite pathetic. In fact, in the last couple of years Nokia’s business was loss-making.Source: NokiaAs we all know, long ago Nokia was famous as a great mobile phone producer. But it failed to start producing smartphones in time. In 2014 it even had to sell its mobile phone business to Microsoft. But Nokia changed its profile some time ago. Most of its sales are now due to mobile networks. 5G is definitely part of this. In fact, it’s the management’s priority to switch from 4G to 5G technologies.You could see from the table above that the company’s losses started decreasing. In 2019 Nokia even managed to break even. This was due to the company’s cost-cutting initiatives. And many analysts think that the company will become profitable this year and even start paying dividends next year. I don’t like judging companies by their future performance. In order to invest, I’d rather have a really profitable company with high and stable dividends. But I see some opportunities here. Nokia stock is still trading at pretty low prices. Most of the company’s revenues come from Western countries, which are quite likely to ban Huawei’s 5G technologies and switch to companies like Nokia. What’s more, Nokia’s market share, excluding China, is 27%. That’s a lot. But this competitive position comes at a costs. Nokia’s net cash declined significantly. Last year Moody’s even downgraded the company’s credit rating to Ba2. That’s quite a low credit rating. This is how I’d invest to get richI consider myself to be a value investor. But growth shares offer many opportunities to get rich too. Although Nokia stock isn’t a perfect buy for a risk-averse investor, I think it still offers an attractive opportunity.   “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Anna Sokolidou | Thursday, 23rd July, 2020 | More on: NOK Is Nokia a great growth stock for UK investors to buy? Anna Sokolidou has no position in any of the shares mentioned in this article. 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. 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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I’d invest £1,000 in these 2 FTSE 100 shares to beat the stock market crash today

first_img Alan Oscroft | Tuesday, 27th October, 2020 | More on: SLA STJ 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. Image source: Getty Images The second Covid-19 wave is hurting the FTSE 100. Since a post-crash high in June, London’s top index has fallen 11%. And it’s now down 23% year-to-date. I think we could be in for worse before things get better.So rather than seeking recovery opportunities, maybe I should be looking for companies with defensive, long-term, resilience? I reckon that’s a good strategy anyway, and I’m examining two candidates 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…Investment managementFirst up is St James’s Place (LSE: STJ). The FTSE 100 investment management firm has seen funds under management surge to a record high. In the three months to 30 September, net inflows reached £1.44bn. That’s below the £2.11bn for the same quarter last year, but the overall total is rising. At the close of the quarter, the company had £118.7bn in funds under management.For a lot of people, using an investment manager makes good sense, and these hard times appear to be focusing minds on financial safety. Andrew Croft, chief executive, said: “We see an increasing demand for sound, highly personal financial planning advice and we remain extremely well positioned to meet this opportunity and drive further growth over time.“St James’s Place is enjoying resilient demand, yet its share price is falling. We’re looking at a 21% drop so far in 2020, very close to the FTSE 100 itself. So what gives? Well, investment management firms tend to command relatively high valuations. And I can’t help wondering if people are retrenching and moving to stocks on cheaper-looking fundamentals like P/E ratios.Even after the fall, the St James’s Place share price still indicates forecast P/E multiples of about 20. But there are dividend yields of around 4.5% on the cards too. St James’s Place has what I see as long-term defensive qualities, and I’d ignore the short-term troubles of 2020 and buy.FTSE 100 mergerWith similar thoughts, I’ve had Standard Life Aberdeen (LSE: SLA) in my mind for some time. I’ve been following the company ever since it was formed from the merger of the old Standard Life with Aberdeen Asset Management. I’d liked Aberdeen for some time, and over the decades, I’ve had a soft spot for the FTSE 100 insurance sector.The merging of the two businesses did not go as smoothly as hoped, and the shares have suffered a bad spell. Over the past five years, the Standard Life Aberdeen share price is down more than 50%. That does include a 30% Covid-19 slump in 2020, significantly below the FTSE 100. But even then, the price today is only a few pennies below February 2019’s low point.But as my Motley Fool colleague Peter Stephens has observed, the company does finally seem to be getting its strategy together. I thought first-half results released in August were positive. Outgoing chief executive Keith Skeoch spoke of the company’s “strong balance sheet” and lauded its ability to maintain its interim dividend. I see that as a key strength right now.Forecasts suggest a 2021 P/E of around 15, with a dividend yield of about 6.5%. The dividend would only just be covered, but I think that itself would be good progress. I’m seeing an attractive valuation here, and I’d buy. 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. Alan Oscroft 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. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img I’d invest £1,000 in these 2 FTSE 100 shares to beat the stock market crash today Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 See all posts by Alan Oscroftlast_img read more

Matt Dawson meets Matt Damon and Francois Pienaar

first_imgTuesday Feb 9, 2010 Matt Dawson meets Matt Damon and Francois Pienaar The highest profile rugby movie ever made, Invictus, premiered in the UK recently following releases in the US and the country the movie is about, South Africa. England’s World Cup winner in 2003, Matt Dawson, sat down to chat to actor Matt Damon, and the man Damon played in the movie, Francois Pienaar.The movie follows the 1995 Springbok rugby team as they, along with the help of newly elected president Nelson Mandela, set out to bring a racially and economically divided country together by winning the Rugby World Cup at the first attempt.Damon played the part of Pienaar, who in reality is far taller and bigger than the actor. Damon put a great deal of pressure on himself to do the role justice, spending many hours in the gym and taking time to perfect Pienaar’s South African accent.“The accent took about six months. It took a lot to get it. They talk real different down there,” he said. “It’s a big responsibility. It didn’t help that I liked Francois so much. I really wanted him to like the film.”When comparing the fitness regimes for Invictus to the Bourne Identity movies, he says this was far tougher than the other physical roles he’s played.“I was in better shape with this movie. Francois came to the gym with me a couple of times. This is his life. I dont want to embarrass him. If Jason Bourne looks a little flabby, thats on me! I wasnt going to be for any lack of effort – which actually is what the team is famous for.“They are known for going the extra mile. Knowing themselves, to say that we might not be the most talented team and the line is even in the movie, the coach says, We may not be the best team, but we will be the fittest. Francois told me their training regiment. Its unreal what those guys went through.”While reviews of the movie have been mixed, it’s fair to say that Director Clint Eastwood wasn’t out to change the face of movie making. What he did though, is create a biopic of a great moment in South African history, as black and white stood together to support one team, with a common goal in mind.Damon and Morgan Freeman, who played Mandela, have both been nominated for Oscar awards for their roles in playing two of the most influential men in the country’s history.“It’s such an incredible moment in South Africa’s history. I think everybody felt it who worked on the movie. It was different to other movies,” the actor added.Matt Dawson had a chat to Pienaar and Damon to hear their thoughts and feelings surrounding the film, and finds out if Pienaar felt it was a worthy portrayal of events as he remembers them. If you’ve seen the movie already, what were your thoughts on it? 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Concrete and Cedar Lath Villa / Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz …

first_imgConcrete and Cedar Lath Villa / Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & SaramowiczSave this projectSaveConcrete and Cedar Lath Villa / Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz Concrete and Cedar Lath Villa / Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz Save this picture!Courtesy of Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz+ 10 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/493643/concrete-and-cedar-lath-villa-biuro-architektoniczne-barycz-and-saramowicz Clipboard CopyAbout this officeBiuro Architektoniczne Barycz & SaramowiczOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKrakowHousesPolandPublished on April 07, 2014Cite: “Concrete and Cedar Lath Villa / Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz” 07 Apr 2014. 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 “COPY” ArchDaily Architects: Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz Area Area of this architecture project Polandcenter_img Houses Projects Area:  405 m² Area:  405 m² Photographs Photographs:  Courtesy of Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & SaramowiczGeneral Contractor:Krakchem LathArchitect In Charge:Rafal Barycz, Pawel SaramowiczCity:KrakowCountry:PolandMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. The Concrete and Cedar Lath Villa was designed by Barycz & Saramowicz Design Office and was built in Cracow, Poland, at Jabloniowa Street.The Villa was composed of two interpenetrating blocks. One is a traditional form in a modern setting with the archetypal gable-roofed house shape which is deeply rooted in the collective consciousness. The other is a modernistic flat annex. Owing to the unique plan of the building – devoid on one side of all window openings – we could isolate it from the urban area, create an intimate garden, as well as offering an unparalleled view of Kraków’s panorama. Save this picture!Courtesy of Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & SaramowiczRecommended ProductsCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornThe dualism of the villa’s space composition is reflected in its functional zones. In the modernist annex a single-space daytime area was linearly planned, based on a novel space concept which combines convenience with elegance. It follows the principle of floating space and comprises a kitchen with a separate pantry, a dining room with a sideboard, and a living room with a fireplace. Minotti Cuccine equipment, Murano lamps, a collection of „Młoda Polska” paintings make the sythesised image complete. The entire daytime area is lined with a wooden terrace which offers a panoramic view of Cracow. The facade of the building includes the ground floor lobby, a study which can be used as indoor entertaining area, a small recreational zone and a separate home cinema room. Furthermore there are a technical area, a storage room and a garage. On the top floor, there is residents’ private area with bedroom, a walk-through closet with a dressing table and bathroom. Adjacent to it there is the child’s private area with bedroom as well as its own bathroom and closet.The private rooms are accompanied by partially roofed terraces. Save this picture!Courtesy of Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & SaramowiczThe building’s unique facade has a strong emotional impact and expressiveness. It is based on the dialogue of two materials: architectural concrete and lath, which is made of Canadian cedar. The same material was used on the steep gable roof. Although gabled roofs are a common element of Poland’s landscape, here the colour and texture of the roof and walls were unified. The natural imprint of the formwork boards is intentional and serves as the reversed image of the wood, otherwise so copious on the facade. Thus, two elements are intertwined here: the warm dark shingle and the cool luminescent concrete. In time, the wooden covering will acquire beautiful, grey patina, whose colour will harmonise with the cool concrete tinge. The house has no cornices, nor eaves. However, it has gabions with crushed granite and all-glass banisters by way of modern minimalistic decoration. Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe Concrete and Cedar Lath Villa has received numerous architectural prizes, among others „Stanislaw Witkiewicz” main architectural prize of the Voivodship of Lesser Poland. The shape of the building derives from the two principal axioms of the space philosophy of the Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz. The first says that the beauty is the shape of the purpose. The other says that contemporary Polish architecture ought to be progressive and hypermodern but it must not be a blueprint image of the international style.After all, it should rely on the national tradition, culture and material.Save this picture!Courtesy of Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & SaramowiczProject gallerySee allShow lessAD Interviews: Jeanne Gang / Studio Gang ArchitectsInterviews4x4 Studio / Teresa MascaroSelected Projects Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/493643/concrete-and-cedar-lath-villa-biuro-architektoniczne-barycz-and-saramowicz Clipboard CopyHouses•Krakow, Polandlast_img read more

Charges dismissed against former dictator Ríos Montt in journalist’s death

first_img February 1, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Charges dismissed against former dictator Ríos Montt in journalist’s death Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years News GuatemalaAmericas Guatemala. Don’t put the Guatemalan press in quarantine! to go further Receive email alerts News Organisation Reporters Without Borders today deplored a Guatemalan court’s decision on 30 January to dismiss all charges against former dictator Gen. José Efraín Ríos Montt in connection with the violent rioting by his supporters in July 2003 in which Hector Ramírez, a reporter with the TV station Canal 7, lost his life.Supporters of Ríos Montt, who headed a military government in 1982-83, rampaged through the streets of the capital on 24 July 2003 in support for his bid to take part in presidential elections, attacking journalists who went to cover their demonstration.Aged 61, Ramírez suffered a fatal heart attack while being chased by members of the Guatemalan Republican Front (FRG), the party Ríos Montt founded. Several journalists were beaten, stabbed, or sprayed with petrol. Some news media had to be evacuated. National police chief Raúl Manchame was fired four days later.Manchame pleaded innocent in court on 30 January, while 15 presumed FRG members pleaded guilty to taking part in the street violence. They face sentences of up to a year in prison or fines of 1,455 euros.____________________________________________________________29.07.03 – Police chief fired as a result of 24 July violenceInterior minister Adolfo Reyes yesterday announced the dismissal of national police chief Raul Manchame July because of violent demonstrations on 24 July in which several journalists were attacked and one died of a heart attack.The interior minister said there will an enquiry into the police chief’s role in the disturbances. The police chief said on 26 July that the police had beaten a retreat because the demonstrators were threatening to attack major hotels and embassies.State prosecutor Carlos de León meanwhile said the interior minister should also be dismissed if he is found to share responsibility. The supreme court has appointed judge Alfredo Morales to supervise the enquiry into the incidents and the possible involvement of ruling party members in congress.Gonzalo Marroquín, the managing editor of the daily Prensa Libre, yesterday announced that his newspaper is providing its journalists with flack jackets. “We have bought ten flack jackets that will be used in emergencies,” he said.____________________________________________________________25.07.03 – One journalist dead, five others attacked and newspaper offices evacuated because of violent demonstrations by Ríos Montt supportersReporters Without Borders today voiced deep shock at the death of Hector Ramírez of Radio Sonora and the violence against other journalists yesterday by supporters of Gen. Efraín Ríos Montt, who blame the press for a court decision that is threatening his bid to be presidential candidate for the ruling Guatemala Republican Front (FRG) in the next elections.”The violent attacks by demonstrators against the press are extremely serious and must not remain unpunished,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said in a letter to President Alfonso Portillo. “It is your duty to ensure that those responsible are identified and punished, and we caution you against any laxity because the assailants came from within the ranks of your own party,” he continued.The letter stressed that Reporters Without Borders was very concerned by yesterday’s violence because it followed threats and attacks against some 10 journalists in recent weeks. “Halting this spiral of violent is a matter of great urgency,” Ménard concluded.Ramírez, 61, died of a heart attack as he was being chased by FRG supporters through the streets of Guatemala City. He worked for the news programme “Notisiete” on the Canal 7 television station as well as for Radio Sonora. Several other journalists came under attack when they tried to approach buildings that had been sealed off by Ríos Montt supporters. Some of the demonstrators wore masks and carried guns or knives. They insulted the journalists, chased them and threatened to beat them.Those attacked included Juan Carlos Torres, a photographer with the daily elPeriódico, and Hector Estrada, a cameraman with the TV station Guatevisión, who managed to escape after demonstrators doused them with petrol in order to burn them alive. Torres, whose camera equipment was destroyed, was hospitalised.The daily Prensa Libre reported that Donald González, a journalist with a local radio station, saw his motorcycle being smashed up and that a photographer with the newspaper Siglo XXI was badly beaten by demonstrators who tried to rob his equipment.The organisation Periodistas Frente a la Corrupción (Journalists against Corruption) for its part reported that Edgar Valle, another journalist with “Notisiete,” and his cameraman were attacked by Ríos Montt supporters outside the supreme court.Agence France-Presse reported that later in the day that the offices of three daily newspapers, Prensa Libre, elPeriódico and Nuestro Diario, had to be partially evacuated after calls were received warning they could be the target of attacks. Only the journalists stayed behind. A member of the elPeriódico said that 300 demonstrators gathered outside the newspaper. Ríos Montt’s supporters want him to be able to stand in the 9 November presidential elections and appear to hold the press responsible for a decision by the supreme court on 20 July that has temporarily suspended his candidacy. Bussed into the centre of the city at the start of the day, they blocked access for several hours to various public institutions and a private office block with several hundred persons inside. Ríos Montt, who is currently the congressional president, has denied that the FRG was behind the protest.The supreme court’s decision was taken in response to an appeal by two opposition parties against the constitutional court’s decision to approve Ríos Montt’s candidacy. The opposition maintains that since Ríos Montt took power briefly in a 1982 military coup, his candidacy violates a provision of the 1985 constitution barring anyone who overthrew a constitutional government from being president. The armed forces committed extensive human rights violations during the 18 months that Ríos Montt’s de facto government lasted. Newscenter_img August 21, 2020 Find out more January 7, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Guatemala Guatemala: 51 Signatories Call For Authorities To Drop Criminal Charges Against Indigenous Journalist Anastasia Mejía Help by sharing this information RSF_en News GuatemalaAmericas May 8, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Donegal will receive no further tickets for All-Ireland Final

first_img WhatsApp Donegal will receive no further tickets for All-Ireland Final Facebook Pinterest Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Previous articleNearly one hundred jobs created by First Source in DerryNext articlePSNI search convicted child killers old flat in Castlderg News Highland Donegal will recieve no further allocation of tickets for Sundays All-Ireland final showdown with Mayo in Croke Park.The decision means that the county will have to make do with the 14,715 tickets that were originally allocated.Donegal GAA secretary Aodh Martain O Fearraigh confirmed there would be no further allocation, even though they had made a request for more tickets….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/mart1pm.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – September 17, 2012 Google+ Twittercenter_img News Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more