UK to probe bank covenants favouring big auditors

first_img The government has asked regulators to investigate whether banks help to entrench the “Big Four” auditing firms’ dominance through restrictive lending agreements with companies.Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget included a call to the Office of Fair Trading to probe whether bank covenants lock out smaller auditors.The Financial Reporting Council had expressed concern to lawmakers last year that clauses in some covenants force companies to use only one of the “Big Four” accounting firms – PwC, Deloitte, KPMG and Ernst & Young.The FRC said the government had listened to its concerns and hoped the OFT would push ahead with a probe.The auditing sector is already being watched due to its role in giving banks a clean bill of health in the run up to the financial crisis.The House of Lords is finalising a report into the current arrangement in which one of the Big Four checks the books of nearly all the world’s top companies.They also dominate auditing of mid-sized companies, which has sparked accusations from smaller auditors they are being locked out by restrictive clauses in lending agreements. A probe appears inevitable as the European Union also looks at ways to inject competition into auditing, fearing mayhem in financial markets if one of the Big Four were to go under – as happened following the collapse of Arthur Andersen, which formerly helped make up an auditing Big Five.“We are aware of the recommendation today. We have been keeping the audit market under review since 2002 and we have already made clear we are interested in the area of bank covenants,” OFT spokesman Frank Shepherd said.“We have already undertaken the initial steps into scoping for a potential market study, and that is subject to OFT board approval. The board is likely to make a decision in April,” he said. Wednesday 23 March 2011 5:13 pm Show Comments ▼ Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap whatsapp UK to probe bank covenants favouring big auditors whatsapp Share alison.lock Tags: NULLlast_img read more

John Lewis in Mother’s Day boost

first_img John Dunne John Lewis in Mother’s Day boost whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 Sales at British retailer John Lewis were higher last week as Mother’s Day, warmer weather and promotions drove a pick up in trade in a generally subdued retail environment.“The combination of Mother’s Day, price matching competitor activity and better spring weather gave sales a real boost with the week closing at up 12 per cent on the previous week and up 3.1 per cent on last year, the highest sterling sales of the half to date,” the firm said on Friday.The employee-owned group, which has long outperformed the broader retail sector, said department store sales were £60.9m in the week to 2 April, up from £59.9m in the same week last year.John Lewis, Britain’s biggest department store group, said weekly sales were up 1.4 per cent excluding the rise in VAT sales tax. Show Comments ▼ Sharecenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediamoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald whatsapp Friday 8 April 2011 7:42 am Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Mandalorian has Swedish licence extended on appeal

first_imgThe rebranded operator runs the No Account Casino, No Account Bet and Prank Casino brands in Sweden. Legal & compliance Topics: Legal & compliance Legal At the time, Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen said Mandalorian had offered bonuses on a number of occasions after players signed with the operator. However, the Court also ruled that the decision by the regulator to reduce the licence to two years was not necessary, and instead ruled that the operator’s licence run for a period of three years, thus making it valid until January 2022. Email Address Mandalorian has Swedish licence extended on appeal Spelinspektionen said it would use the court’s decisions as a precedent for future decisions on companies in a similar position. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Paf-owned Mandalorian Technologies has successfully appealed a sanction for breaching bonus regulations that saw its Swedish licence term shortened. The announcement came after Spelinspektionen clarified its position on licence terms, setting out how licensees’ financial health affects their permits in the country. The operator lodged an initial appeal against the ruling with the Administrative Court of Linköping, but this was rejected, with the Court saying that the financial part of the penalty was justified.center_img Mandalorian was issued an SEK9m (£787,296/€870,343/$1.0m) penalty as part of its punishment, while the operator also had its licence period reduced from five to two years. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Some operators appealed to the Administrative Court of Linköping, and by doing secured three-year licences, two years shorter than the maximum five years. Regions: Nordics Sweden Mandalorian was among the first operators to secure an online casino licence when Sweden regulated its igaming market in January 2019, but had its licenced shortened after it was ruled to have breached bonus rules in May last year. Swedish laws state licensees can only offer bonuses when players first sign up to their platform. Tags: Sweden Mandalorian 26th October 2020 | By Robert Fletcher A number of applicants for a licence in 2019 were only issued year-long permits, on the basis the subsidiary companies through which the operators filed their submissions were in negative equity. Mandalorian is now known as PAF Multibrand Limited, having been acquired by Åland Islands-based gaming operator Paf in March this year.last_img read more

Oando Plc ( Q12013 Presentation

first_imgOando Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2013 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about Oando Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Oando Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Oando Plc (  2013 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileOando Plc is the largest integrated energy solutions provider in Nigeria and internationally. The company has onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration operations throughout Africa and trades in crude refined and unrefined petroleum products. Separate operations are responsible for storing, hauling and distributing petroleum and gas products; providing logistics and other services; and managing aviation activities. Oando Trading supplies and trades crude oil and petroleum products which includes naphtha, gasoline, fuel oil, gas oil, kerosene and bitumen. Oando Financial Trading & Hedging offers a highly centralised and financial risk management framework and is active in most financial energy markets worldwide. Oando Shipping & Chartering has access to a global pool of shipping brokers and vessel owners which means it is able to offer highly competitive rates for shipping and chartering services. Established in 1956 and formerly known as Unipetrol Nigeria Plc, the company changed its name to Oando Plc in 2003. Oando Plc is a subsidiary of Ocean and Oil Development Partners Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Oando Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

BK Group Plc ( Q32015 Presentation

first_imgBK Group Plc ( listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about BK Group Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (  2015 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileBK Group Plc formerly (Bank of Kigali Limited) is Rwanda’s largest commercial bank by assets and licensed by the country’s banking regulator, National Bank of Rwanda. It offers a full spectrum of products and services for retail banking, corporate banking and central treasury. Bank of Kigali SA commenced operations in 1967; initially as a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 2007, the government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding which increased its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank of Kigali to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. The Bank changed its name to Bank of Kigali Limited in 2011 under a new law relating to companies. Bank of Kigali Limited now has 79 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda with its head office in the capital city, Kigali. BK Group Plc has a primary listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Japan 2019: See the splendour of Kanagawa between Rugby World Cup matches

first_img Great Buddha: Kamakura is home to one of Japan’s national treasures LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Spiritual destination: In KamakuraWhat about Kamakura, though? Well things here take a more spiritual path. Undoubtedly the highlight is the Great Buddha. This 44ft, 121-ton bronze statue is one of Japan’s national treasures and a breathtaking, must-see sight. As is the Hasedera Temple – another Buddhist wonder. There are a great many Shinto sights to see here, too – the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is a truly impressive vision as you approach its steps. And the ‘bamboo temple’ of Hokoku-ji offers something a little more sedate.Related: Shane Williams and Andy Powell try sumo wrestlingIn fact, if you want to enjoy a winding and informative tour past the many temples and shrines, a rickshaw tour around Kamakura’s back streets can be very informative.Believe it or not, the Enoshima tram through Kamakura is well-known throughout Japan. Their green carriages have featured in many films and TV shows, and it is a quick and efficient way to get around. And at one stop, for you big kids out there, you can visit the Masamune craft shop and see how Samurai swords have been perfected for 24 generations. Fine dining: Eating well in HakoneWHERE TO EAT AND DRINK?In Hakone you can take in the fine dining tasting menu at the Hakone Kawakien Tenyu (which includes dressing in traditional Japanese garments). If you want to spend less, of course, the town is very tourist friendly, and there are plenty of bars and cafes to drop into.If you do go up the Owakudani valley, though, be sure to try the traditional kuro-tamago – an egg hard-boiled in a sulphurous volcanic pool until the shell turns black. Not only is it a great snack, it also is said to add seven years to your life.If you go to Kamakura, again there are plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants to swing by, but maybe you want something more fitting for the spiritual suroundings? At Yamonuchi you can combine a high-end dining experience with a Buddhist diet, with several courses of the best vegetarian fare. And for the bakers out there, try the famous dove-shaped hato sabure cookies at the historic Toshimaya bakery.A fine snack: Visiting a Japanese tea houseWHERE TO STAY?The previously mentioned Hakone Kowakien Ten-yu is a luxurious stop-off in the Hakone area, impressing with its own churning waterfalls and shrine on the hillside garden walk. There are plenty of other destinations that can offer the same onsen experience for less money. Japan 2019: See the splendour of Kanagawa between matches AT THE Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup, Yokohama will host some of the most exhilarating clashes in the competition – including the final. However, if you plan to visit Japan’s second city to take in the action, do yourself a favour and build in time to see some of what else the Kanagawa region has to offer.Be prepared, because a short trip from Yokohama lie two incredible, but completely different spots: Hakone and Kamakura. If you are heading to these places, make sure you bring your camera, and if you don’t find enlightenment, at the very least you’ll find relaxation.Natural splendour: A walk through the trees of HakoneWHERE IS IT?If you head south west, following the natural coastal curve of the Honshu island, you will get to Hakone, home of the region’s volcanic hot springs and spas. An hour and a half should see you get there, starting your journey from Shin-Yokohama station (near the International Stadium) or if you want a bit of history, you can take the Romancecar via the Odakyu line – this is a carriage famous for taking honeymooners to the famous resort town.Related: All you can see, do and eat in YokohamaFor something completely different, though, you can head to Kamakura, a spiritual haven. It is a hotbed of temples, shrines and religious sites and sights. Kamakura was an old Shogun capital, picked because of it’s religious significance. The town can be reached from Yokohama by taking a train form Hodogaya station.Relaxation: One of the hot thermal pools – onsen – in HakoneWHAT TO DO AND SEE?Hakone is all about the onsen – the natural hot baths. At a number of spa hotels, you can find these relaxing getaways where you can soak in relative tranquility.However, be prepared. You are expected to bathe nude. It is considered rude if you do not wash extensively before taking to the pools, if you wear any clothing and if you take a towel into the baths. There will be separate, closed off pools for men and women so you are not bathing together.Photo op: Our writer with a geisha in HakoneThere is plenty else to do in Hakone. If you plan ahead, you can hire the services of geishas for a gathering, thanks to Hakone Yumoto. But there’s a lot outdoors too. You can visit the Open Air Museum, with a plethora of sculptures and a Picasso Exhibition hall (with two stories of art from the legendary Spanish artist Pablo Picasso.) You can also visit nearby Gora Park, where you can take in the views or even visit the Crafthouse and take part in a bit of glassblowing.A must-see would be the Owakudani, an active volcano which you can see billowing out steam from its vents as you ascent via the Ropeway cable cars. Once you go down the other side you can also soak up spectacular views of Mt Fuji, before heading out for a cruise across the picturesque Lake Ashi.center_img This feature has been written in partnership with the JTB and the Kanagawa Prefectural Government If you are stopping off in Kamakura, the Kamakura Prince hotel has more of a familiar, old-school seaside holiday feel to it, and is on the road out of town. There are many other options along the beach front.For more information on where to stay, and much more, please visit trip.pref.kanagawa.jplast_img read more

Hover House / Naf Architect & Design

first_imgCopyHouses•Hiroshima-shi, Japan Projects Year:  Save this picture!© Noriyuki Yano / Nacasa & Partners+ 22 Share Hover House / Naf Architect & Design ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Area:  446 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” Architects: Naf Architect & Design Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Hover House / Naf Architect & DesignSave this projectSaveHover House / Naf Architect & Design Photographs:  Noriyuki Yano / Nacasa & PartnersText description provided by the architects. Rice fields surround the site, with natural riches around such as a national park, a pond of Junsai -a kind of waterweeds threatened with extinction- and bamboo trees. Stretching out east and west, the site bends like a Japanese character with its corner facing north. Save this picture!Roads are on both northwest and south sides; the former is higher than the latter by 1 to 1.5 meters. Not to mention the natural environment, to take advantage of the height differences is the key to enhance the potential of this building.Save this picture!© Noriyuki Yano / Nacasa & PartnersFor the fear of water damage caused by the rice fields and ponds around here after rain, the main approach of this building was taken from the higher road. The entire building, which has a widespread deck terrace, is held up altogether to 1.3 meters from ground level by using steal skeletons, and thus, under-floor-space can be used as open space like a pilotis. Since the ground always has a lot of moisture, it is best to get cross breeze in the space. The use of a lifted concrete base makes ventilation even better.Save this picture!© Noriyuki Yano / Nacasa & PartnersProject gallerySee allShow lessIn Progress: Dalian Preschool / Debbas ArchitectureArticlesTownShift: Suburb into City Competition ShortlistArticles Share 2006 CopyAbout this officeNaf Architect & DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHiroshima-shiHouses3D ModelingJapanPublished on February 14, 2010Cite: “Hover House / Naf Architect & Design” 14 Feb 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?盘旋住宅 / naf architect & design是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Japanlast_img read more

Vivienda en Isla Fuerteventura / Ilya Escario

first_imgArchitects: Ilya Escario Area Area of this architecture project Area:  221 m² Area:  221 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Carl Lang+ 17 Share “COPY” “COPY” CopyHouses•Spain Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  photographs:  Carl LangPhotographs:  Carl LangCollaborators:Antonio Ridruejo, Javier FloresConstructor:El Roque MajoreroKitchen:De BlasCarpentry:Blas GonzalezGlassware:TechnalCeramics:TodagresCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. The project is at the foot of a volcano on the north coast of the island of Fuerteventura, Spain  The plot offers spectacular 360 degree views which want to be maximized by the customer . The land has a slope in the middle of the plot of about 2.4m in height dividing it into 2 separate platforms. At the lower part a rectangular piece of concrete (basement), which acts as a support for the upper part (ground floor) that is covered by a large format ceramic veneer graphite colour. These shades of gray in addition to corten steel make that the house almost becomes invisible as it fades into the background.Save this picture!© Carl LangA rectangular form is used in order to block N trade winds that blow constantly throughout the whole year and therefore be able to use the south facing wooden deck. The pergola is hung from iron beams that are anchored to the roof therefore no pillars are needed giving a film like effect of the south view.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe ground floor is sectioned by a stone wall that crosses from side to side and divides the space in two, on side containing the lounge, kitchen, dining room and the other side has 2 rooms with 2 bathrooms. A timber module separates the kitchen from the entrance which houses inside part of the kitchen, cabinets and a toilet. From the dining area a spiral staircase in Corten steel  connects the ground floor to the basement where there are 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms and a technical room.Because of the virgin landscape surrounding the house, there have been planted a minimum of native plants in order to obtain a spectacular integration with nature.Save this picture!© Carl LangProject gallerySee allShow lessCompetition for LEED: GBI’s Green Globes Shakes Up Building CertificationArticlesHappy Cities and Stranger Danger: An Interview with DIALOG’s Bruce HadenArticles Share Photographs Vivienda en Isla Fuerteventura / Ilya Escario 2013 Spain Projects 2013 ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeIlya EscarioOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesSpainPublished on May 25, 2014Cite: “Vivienda en Isla Fuerteventura / Ilya Escario” 25 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Vivienda en Isla Fuerteventura / Ilya EscarioSave this projectSaveVivienda en Isla Fuerteventura / Ilya Escario Year: last_img read more

La Maison du Lac Brûlé / Jean-Yves Rouleau

first_imgArchDaily Photographs:  Yves Lacombe Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project La Maison du Lac Brûlé / Jean-Yves RouleauSave this projectSaveLa Maison du Lac Brûlé / Jean-Yves Rouleau Area:  2200 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard La Maison du Lac Brûlé / Jean-Yves Rouleau Save this picture!© Yves Lacombe+ 25Curated by María Francisca González Share CopyAbout this officeJean-Yves RouleauOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSainte-Agathe-des-MontsCanadaPublished on February 05, 2018Cite: “La Maison du Lac Brûlé / Jean-Yves Rouleau” 05 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalPlumbingSanifloGreywater Pump – Sanifast®SWH190WoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodMembranesEffisusAVCL Systems for FacadesSinksCosentinoBathroom Collection – Silestone® WashbasinsDoorsStudcoPocket Door Trims – CavKitWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Surface Finish – prePATINA-LineHanging LampsEureka LightingSuspended Lights – BloomMetallicsBaileyFacade Systems- I-Line Snap-On Feature ChannelMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Canada ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: Shalwin, Technidek, Tuiles 3RBuilders Prefabrication Of Walls:trusses Structures Bois FortinBuilders:Les Constructions Yves RondeauCollaborator:Daniel Gaudreau CarpenterCity:Sainte-Agathe-des-MontsCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yves LacombeRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodEGGERLaminatesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. Located in the Laurentian Mountains, northwest of Montreal, the Lac Brulé House is built on a natural plateau surrounded by the forest.  Several rambles were made in order to appreciate the 15 acres piece of land and allowed the choice of the ideal site, which is also the highest point of the property.Save this picture!© Yves LacombeThe Lac Brûlé House is designed for family and friends.  It consists of two interconnected volumes forming a “T” shape.  Each volume is covered by the material of local provenance, that distinguishes them from one another; wood planks left raw and enhanced by colored insertions for the first one and clear aluminum smooth paneling for the second.   It combines a variety of color and texture that contribute to the particular “modénature” of the building.Save this picture!© Yves LacombeSave this picture!Lower Floor PlanSave this picture!© Yves LacombeThe plan in “T” segregates the inner spaces and allows privacy for the occupants, who meet in central living rooms.  Nevertheless, inner spaces are planned in order to enable a visual connection between floors, through the circulation ways: hall, stairs, and corridor.Save this picture!© Yves LacombeThe main wing, which has two floors, houses the bedrooms and the service rooms, while the second, under a unique but high ceiling, is occupied by the living rooms and master suite.  Following the course of the sun, the openings are organized as such that the interiors are flooded with natural light.  The wide windows are seen as landscape picture frames.Save this picture!© Yves LacombeProject gallerySee allShow lessSnøhetta’s “A House to Die In” Goes Up for Public Display as the Project Faces Appro…ExhibitionBay Book House (BaBH) San Francisco CompetitionIdeas Sharecenter_img “COPY” Year:  Houses Photographs Projects Architects: Jean-Yves Rouleau Area Area of this architecture project 2017 CopyHouses•Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Canada “COPY”last_img read more

UNICEF Ireland benefits from ‘Breakfast’

first_img Tagged with: Ireland UNICEF Ireland benefits from ‘Breakfast’ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  26 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Unicef Ireland last week raised nearly ‚€100,000 from the premiere of Neil Jordan’s new movie Breakfast on Pluto which aired in Dublin. Ralph Fiennes, Cillian Murphy (nominated for a Golden Globe for this role), Neil Jordan, Stephen Rea, Gavin Friday, Eva Birthistle and Ruth Negga were among the names and faces in attendance.Due to the sponsorship of the film premiere by and the attendance of 700 guests at the premiere and party at Lillies Bordello, UNICEF Ireland raised nearly ‚€100,000 which will go to UNICEF’s programmes supporting children orphaned by AIDS in Africa. Liam Neeson and Stephen Rea are both Ambassadors for UNICEF Ireland and they thanked Neil Jordan for gifting the premiere to UNICEF. Speaking on behalf of Liam and UNICEF Ireland, Stephen said: “Both Liam and I have been to Africa and seen firsthand the devastation that HIV/AIDS is causing to children. Every euro raised by this evening’s premiere will help UNICEF bring hope to children whose lives have been torn apart by HIV/AIDS.” Advertisementcenter_img Breakfast on Pluto opened nationwide on 13th January 2006 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. Howard Lake | 16 January 2006 | Newslast_img read more