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The Avon Rubber share price has fallen 40% in 3 months. Should I buy now?

first_img Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. A military specialistIf you are not familiar with the business, Avon Rubber is a designer and manufacturer of personal protection equipment. Its products are predominantly used in the military and first response units such as the police and firefighters.The business has two main units. The first and larger one creates respiratory products such as gas masks, underwater breathing units, and low profile escape hoods. Recently the firm partnered with University College London and adapted its technology to create a new patient breathing interface for ventilators used to treat severe cases of Covid-19.Its second and relatively newer unit specialises in ballistic protection gear, such as ceramic body armour and helmets.Combined, these products have enabled the business to become a key supplier of military-grade protective gear for the US armed forces. All the while, cementing numerous long-term contracts that have led to explosive growth for investors.So why did the Avon Rubber share price fall?As I just said, a core component of its rising share price is the large contracts with the DoD. So a sudden drop is not at all too surprising when the firm failed to deliver an order on time.The company was due to supply body armour plates for the US military. However, because of an unpredicted prolonged approval process, Avon has been unable to deliver the promised products. The management currently expects the order won’t be completed until early 2022.Needless to say, this is not good news. And it has undoubtedly impacted the stock’s reputation for reliability. However, the extent of the reputational damage appears to remain relatively limited. The stock continues to receive large scale orders. Most recently, a $33m contract to provide its respiratory devices for NATO was signed.There are some investment risks to considerThe world of personal protection equipment is constantly evolving. Numerous competitors are targeting the same contracts which Avon currently holds. Suppose the business is unable to identify new and improved products to protect the safety of its users. In that case, competitors might be able to swoop in a take over existing contracts in the future.The same risk applies if Avon Rubber once again fails to complete orders on time. While the most recent incident appears to be a one-off event, it may happen again in the future. If delivery dates continue to be missed, the firm’s reliability will likely come into question, resulting in future revenue loss. At least that’s what I think.Is the Avon Rubber share price a bargain?Even after this large drop, the Avon Rubber share price is by no means cheap. But that is often the case with high growth stocks. Personally, the valuation is still a bit too rich for my tastes.However, the business looks incredibly strong to me, so I may be tempted to add it to my growth portfolio if its share price continues to fall. Image source: Getty Images The Avon Rubber share price has fallen 40% in 3 months. Should I buy now? FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge The Avon Rubber share price is too high for me. But there is another stock that looks like its about to create some explosive returns in 2021. Here is one of the best shares to buy now: Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in Avon Rubber. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Avon Rubber. 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.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. See all posts by Zaven Boyrazian Despite the disruptions from Covid-19, Avon Rubber‘s (LSE:AVON) share price skyrocketed throughout 2020, thanks to new contracts with the Department of Defence (DoD).But lately, this incredible growth seems to have reversed. Since December 2020, Avon Rubber’s share price has fallen almost 40%. What’s going on? And is this a buying opportunity for my growth portfolio? 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Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_imgTAGS: Cardiff BluesEdinburgh RugbyHarlequinsScarletsZebre BBC TV pundit Jonathan Davies called into the question the neutrality of the Italian assistant referees and TMO, saying it was “the worst decision I have seen by a TMO”.However, some credit needs to go to Zebre who were fielding five players on loan from Calvisano but still managed to score two tries against the Welsh side. Take two: Tommy Bowe helped himself to a try double for Ulster on his return from injuryBy Katie FieldThe SaintsTake a Bowe, TommyOut since November with a groin injury, it didn’t take Ireland wing Tommy Bowe long to get back into the swing of things when he returned to action for Ulster against the Dragons on Friday evening.He scored two tries in three minutes mid-way through the first half, helping his team on their way to a 38-8 victory. Ulster head coach Mark Anscombe clearly thinks Bowe needs to ease his way back into the season and took him off at the start of the second half. If a half fit Bowe can score two tries, what will he achieve in the next couple of months?More than a gameEven with precious Aviva Premiership points up for grabs, Harlequins reminded us all there is more to life than rugby as they set out to raise funds for Sport Relief at their game against Worcester Warriors. Their raffle for the charity raised around £37,000.Hear this: Ben Botica scored 11 Quins’ pointsTo add to the match-day fun, Quins also set out to break two Guinness World Records – one for the most jester hats worn in one place and one for the most consecutive rugby passes. The hats were handed out for free before the game and, subject to confirmation from World Record officials, Quins think they broke that record. They were not so lucky with the passing attempt, as by the time it took place, after the game, some of the participants had enjoyed a few too many matchday beers!Two of HartsEdinburgh have had their share of problems this season, with new faces appearing almost every week aas boss Alan Solomons re-assembles the squad as he goes along, and their Murrayfield pitch hit by a grass-root-eating parasite. They had to play this weekend’s “home” match at Meggetland instead of their usual HQ and with the play-off chasing Ospreys as their opponents,  they knew they were in for a tough time.However, Kiwi scrum-half Grayson Hart broke from the back of a maul twice to grab two critical tries and help Edinburgh win 31-25. Having lost to the Scarlets, Connacht and Munster in their last three games, it was a welcome change for Edinburgh and keeps them in the hunt for a top-half finish in the RaboDirect Pro 12.A win for WalesThe Scarlets stopped Munster from completing a whitewash of home-and-away Pro 12 wins over the four Welsh regions this season by beating the Irish side 18-13 in Llanelli.Happy man: Israel Folau is in top formTries from Gareth Davies and John Barclay helped Simon Easterby’s team defeat the league leaders and there was the added bonus for Wales and Scarlets fans of seeing centre Jonathan Davies make his return from injury and show some lovely touches as he came unscathed through 65 minutes of rugby. Folau on fireIsrael Folau has started the new Super Rugby season with a bang, scoring a hat-trick in the Waratahs’ win over Western Force last weekend, then adding another two tries to his tally in the 32-5 victory over the Queensland Reds this week. It means the Waratahs have a maximum of ten points from their first two games but Folau is not willing to take any credit. “I think I was lucky tonight,” he said. “It was a great team performance to get back-to-back wins.”The SinnersPlay to the finishHe had hoped to offer a serious challenge to Owen Farrell for the England No 10 shirt this season, but instead Freddie Burns finds himself in serious danger of losing his leading role at Gloucester after failing to deal with the mental hurdles he has faced in recent months.Burns’ form slumped in the autumn, partly because he was playing behind a beaten pack and partly because – by his own admission – he was pre-occupied by whether to sign a new Gloucester contract or leave.Having decided to do the latter, Gloucester fans hoped the clouds in his mind would clear and he would rediscover his irresistible form of last season. However, the mental frailty remains and was highlighted starkly during Gloucester’s 39-13 loss at Northampton on Saturday, when Burns looked a shadow of his former self – although he was far from being the only off-form player in the Gloucester team.Nigel Davies chose to keep Burns on the bench when the Cherry and Whites met his likely new club Leicester last month, perhaps because he knows the young fly-half is having trouble playing for a club he is about to leave. But scores of other players manage to keep giving their all in their final few months at a club and Burns has to buck up his ideas if his time at Kingsholm is not going to end on a sour note.TV travestyZebre are celebrating a RaboDirect Pro 12 double over Cardiff Blues after this weekend’s 15-10 triumph in Italy but the Blues were actually robbed of a chance to snatch a win at the death when Harry Robinson’s try was inexplicably ruled out by the television match official, Mauro Dordolo.One of the assistant referees asked referee Gary Conway to let the TMO take a look at the score and he recommended it be disallowed for an obstruction by Ellis Jenkins, but it was a ludicrously harsh decision. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Lions name team to take on the Hurricanes

first_img On the burst: Jack Nowell is tasked with firing the Lions from the back LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “This week is really, really important for us.”The Lions tour is reaching a critical juncture, and the next five days could define the 2017 Lions tour.Hurricanes v British & Irish Lions, Tuesday 27 June, 7.35pm (8.35am UK & Ireland), Westpac Stadium, Wellington, live on Sky Sports and TalkSportBritish & Irish Lions: Jack Nowell, Tommy Seymour, Jonathan Joseph, Robbie Henshaw, George North, Dan Biggar, Greig Laidlaw; Joe Marler, Rory Best (captain), Dan Cole, Iain Henderson, Courtney Lawes, James Haskell, Justin Tipuric, CJ StanderReplacements: Kristian Dacey, Allan Dell, Tomas Francis, Cory Hill, George Kruis, Gareth Davies, Finn Russell, Jared PayneHurricanes Warren Gatland has named his 23-man squad to face the Hurricanes on Tuesday night at the Westpac Stadium. He has named the experienced Rory Best as his skipper and was in no doubt that the onus is on the squad to continue the momentum kick-started against the Chiefs a week ago and give the Test team an adrenalin-shot.With the Lions smarting from a 30-15 loss in the First Test in Auckland, Gatland, has picked a side with a smattering of players with a realistic chance of featuring in the Second Test. Among them are George North, dropped for the first time in his career, and the Lions management will be looking for a reaction from the 2013 Lions star.Playing catch-up: It’s been a low-key Lions tour for George North this time outElsewhere George Kruis, who played 80 minutes on Saturday, is named on the bench, with Gatland intimating that it was solely down to rotation – and nothing more – with Alun Wyn Jones covering against the Chiefs in the 34-6 win.The smattering of controversial late call-ups are named on the bench again, with Gatland saying they’d be heading home in the next couple of days and playing no further part in the tour.Another player with the chance to impress his claims on a squad berth on the weekend is the industrious Jack Nowell, who has been picked at full-back, and he’ll be intent on making the sort of impression Liam Williams did as a broken-field runner, after a sluggish start to the tour.The Lions back three, which is completed by Tommy Seymour, will have their work cut out with the news the All Blacks Nehe Milner-Skudder, Julian Savea and Jordie Barrett will be filling the back three shirts for the free-scoring ‘Canes.Pedigree: Julian Savea will be looking to prove a point on Tuesday nightIn midfield, Jonathan Joseph, so close to a place in the Test 23 on the weekend, has a chance to reprise his relationship with Robbie Henshaw but they will have a busy night with the explosive ‘Canes duo Vince Aso and Ngani Laumape facing them.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREIn the pack, it’s ‘as you were’, as James Haskell, Justin Tipuric and CJ Stander will offer ballast, pace and workrate in the backrow and Iain Henderson and Courtney Lawes, pushing hard for a bench spot will be looking to maintain their industry in the engine room.Gatland, like he had done against the Chiefs is adamant Test places can still be earned, with certain elements of the First Test performance frustrating him. “My mind is open in terms of selection for the second Test. There are areas we need to improve on from Saturday. Having looked at the game, there were lots of things that we did well. We need to improve on the collisions. The contact area was the one area that was disappointing for us. TAGS: Highlight Warren Gatland has named his 23 for the final provincial game of the 2017 Lions tour, reinforcing that Test places are still up for grabs Hurricanes team: Jordie Barrett; Nehe Milner-Skudder, Vince Aso, Ngani Laumape, Julian Savea. Black, Tahuriorangi. May, Riccitelli, To’omaga-Allen; Abbott, Lousi; Fifita, Gibbins, Shields.Replacements: Apisai, Eves, Kainga, Blackwell, Prinsep, Hauiti-Parapara, Goosen, Cory Janelast_img read more

Les leaders de l’Église épiscopale s’expliquent sur la participation de…

first_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA de Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jan 12, 2017 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Les leaders de l’Église épiscopale s’expliquent sur la participation de l’église à l’inauguration de Donald Trump L’Évêque Primat, l’évêque de Washington, le doyen de la Cathédrale voient son rôle comme une exhortation à l’unité et à la prière Faith & Politics Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events [Episcopal News Service] La participation de la Cathédrale nationale de Washington et de sa chorale à l’investiture prochaine du Président élu Donald J. Trump suscite l’inquiétude d’une certaine partie de l’Église épiscopale.La chorale de la cathédrale a accepté l’invitation à se produire lors du prélude musical de la cérémonie d’investiture du 20 janvier. Ce prélude commence à 9h30, heure de Washington. Le début de la cérémonie elle-même est prévu à 11h30. Le programme se trouve ici.La cathédrale a confirmé il y a trois semaines qu’elle remplirait à nouveau l’un de ses rôles traditionnels dans la vie américaine en offrant à Donald Trump et à la nation une occasion de se rassembler dans la prière. Le 58e service de prière pour l’investiture présidentielle aura lieu, sur invitation uniquement, à 10h le 21 janvier, le lendemain de la prestation de serment de Donald Trump en tant que 45e président.Après que la nouvelle de la participation de la chorale a déchainé un déluge de commentaires sur les médias sociaux ainsi que des messages électroniques adressés aux dirigeants concernés, l’Évêque Primat Michael Curry, Mariann Budde, évêque du Diocèse de Washington et Randolph Hollerith, doyen de la Cathédrale ont tous publié le 12 janvier des déclarations en réponse à ces inquiétudes.« Nous savons tous que cette élection est controversée et que des épiscopaliens de tous bords se sentent profondément concernés », a dit Michael Curry dans sa déclaration. « Nous reconnaissons que cette élection est controversée et que l’Église épiscopale, tout comme notre nation, a exprimé une diversité de points de vue dont certains sont l’expression d’une douleur profonde ».Reconnaissant qu’il y a « beaucoup de discussions et certaines controverses » sur le bien-fondé de l’organisation par la cathédrale du service traditionnel de prière et sur le fait que l’une de ses chorales se produise à l’investiture, Michael Curry explique que cela pose « certaines questions chrétiennes fondamentales au sujet de la prière ».« Lorsque je prie pour nos dirigeants, pour quelle raison le fais-je ? Dois-je prier pour un dirigeant avec qui je suis en désaccord ? Lorsque je prie, qu’est-ce que je pense faire ? » : telles sont les questions évoquées par Michael Curry.L’évêque primat explique que la pratique de la prière pour les dirigeants est « profondément ancrée dans nos traditions bibliques et anglicanes/ épiscopaliennes ».Selon lui, la tradition de la prière signifie que les épiscopaliens prient pour que « leurs dirigeants soient véritablement au service, non pas d’intérêts partisans mais du bien commun ».« Nous pouvons et, quant à moi, je crois que nous devons prier pour tous ceux qui nous dirigent dans la société civile au plan national et international. Je prie pour le président en partie parce que Jésus Christ est mon Sauveur et Seigneur », poursuit-il. « Si Jésus est mon Seigneur et qu’il est le modèle et le guide de ma vie, sa voie doit être ma voie, quelle qu’en soit la difficulté. Et la voie de la prière pour les autres fait partie de la façon dont je suis la voie de Jésus ».La prière est à la fois « contemplative et active », explique Michael Curry, ajoutant que ceux qui prient doivent à la foi écouter Dieu et servir et témoigner dans le monde au nom de Jésus.« Nous participons en tant que disciples de Jésus à la vie de notre gouvernement et de notre société, en veillant au bien-être de chacun d’entre nous et des autres et en œuvrant pour des politiques et des lois qui reflètent les valeurs et les enseignements de Jésus d’« aimer son prochain », d’« agir envers les autres comme vous voudriez qu’ils agissent envers vous », de façonner un ordre civil qui reflète la bonté, la justice, la compassion que nous voyons sur le visage de Jésus qui, nous le savons reflète le cœur et le rêve de Dieu pour tous les enfants de Dieu et la création de Dieu », explique-t-il.Randolph Hollerith a répondu aux questions relatives à la participation de la chorale dans sa déclaration.« Notre chorale va chanter à l’investiture pour honorer la transition pacifique du pouvoir qui est au cœur de notre gouvernement démocratique », déclare-t-il. « Que ce soit bien clair : nous ne prions pas et ne chantons pas pour bénir une idéologie politique ou un programme partisan, quel que soit l’homme (ou la femme) qui prête ce serment sacré pour la fonction. Nous chantons pour honorer la nation ».Le doyen a expliqué que les membres de la chorale ne sont pas obligés de participer à ce qu’il appelle la « partie de notre appel à servir de maison spirituelle pour la nation ».« Dans notre pays meurtri et divisé, nous espérons que le don de notre musique puisse aider à nous rappeler nos idéaux et nos aspirations les plus élevés en tant qu’une seule nation en Dieu », explique-t-il.Mariann Budde a déclaré : « je ne vous demande pas d’être d’accord, je vous demande simplement de considérer que nous avons, nous aussi, agi suivant des principes spirituels.« Ces principes qui peuvent sembler s’opposer aux vôtres, sont aussi essentiels pour le travail qui nous attend ».Le premier principe, explique-t-elle, est que les églises épiscopales « accueillent tout un chacun dans nos maisons de prière ».« Accueillir ne veut pas dire cautionner un discours ou un comportement blessant, cela ne veut pas dire que nous sommes d’accord ou que nous cherchons à le légitimer », poursuit-elle. « C’est simplement que nous faisons bon accueil à tous dans cette maison de prière, en reconnaissant pleinement que chacun d’entre nous a besoin de prière ».Le deuxième principe, explique Mariann Budde, est que « dans les moments de division nationale, l’Église épiscopale est appelée à être le lieu où ceux qui sont en désaccord peuvent se rassembler pour prier, apprendre et œuvrer pour le bien de tous ».Disant être « préoccupée par certaines paroles et certains actes de M. Trump et par ceux qui se sentent maintenant encouragés à parler et agir de manière haineuse », Marian Budde déclare : « je crois au pouvoir de Dieu de faire le bien et en la capacité de notre nation à être à la hauteur de nos plus grands idéaux ».Les épiscopaliens et d’autres se sont également posé la question de savoir si la cathédrale devait organiser le service traditionnel de prière pour le nouveau président le jour suivant son investiture.Depuis la première investiture du Président Franklin Delano Roosevelt en 1933, les services de prière pour l’investiture présidentielle se sont déroulés à la Cathédrale nationale de Washington, qui se nomme elle-même la « maison de prière pour tous ». Cette tradition a, de nos jours, été ininterrompue depuis la deuxième investiture du Président Ronald Reagan en 1985, exception faite du Président Bill Clinton, qui a choisi pour les services de prière de ses deux investitures la Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, l’église historique noire du centre-ville de Washington. La cathédrale a été également le lieu des services funèbres et commémoratifs de quasiment tous les vingt-et-un présidents des États-Unis qui sont morts depuis la fondation de la cathédrale.« Dans un moment où les émotions sont vives, nous espérons offrir quelques instants de réconfort spirituel et le don de guérison de la beauté transcendante », explique Mariann Budde. « Nous voulons également que la nation sache que nous, nous sommes toujours là, animés par l’espoir. Bien que l’investiture soit une cérémonie civile plutôt que religieuse, c’est également une occasion de prier et d’offre du baume de beauté ».Mariann Budde a précédemment déclaré qu’elle participerait au service, comme c’est la tradition pour l’évêque de Washington, évêché qui comprend le District de Columbia et les quatre comtés voisins du Maryland.Michael Curry qui doit conduire un pèlerinage de réconciliation au Ghana, engagement pris il y a plus d’un an, a demandé à James « Jay » Magness, évêque suffragant pour les forces armées et les ministères fédéraux, de le représenter au service de prière. 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Glen Osmond House / Swanbury Penglase

first_imgCopyAbout this officeSwanbury PenglaseOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesResidentialHousesGlen OsmondAustraliaPublished on June 01, 2011Cite: “Glen Osmond House / Swanbury Penglase” 01 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardDoorsRaynorThermal Sectional Doors – FlexFamily™SinksBradley Corporation USASinks with WashBar Technology – Verge LVQ SeriesExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingStonesCosentinoNon-slip Treatment – Dekton® Grip +Metal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsValflon® Coating in Edmonton Public LibraryWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Paint in Beethoven HausWall / Ceiling LightsEureka LightingCeiling Recessed Lights – OutlineFurnitureFrapontWood Furniture and EquipmentMore products »Read commentsSave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 Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Glen Osmond House / Swanbury PenglaseSave this projectSaveGlen Osmond House / Swanbury Penglase Houses “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Save this picture!© David Russell+ 16 Sharecenter_img Year:  “COPY” 2009 Architects: Swanbury Penglase Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  David RussellText description provided by the architects. A spur of the moment decision to purchase a small house literally across the road has lead to the creation of a home that reflected the clients current and future needs. The plan has as its basis a functional structure linking kitchen, dining, living and bedrooms at ground floor level into which ancillary spaces connect at specific points. Save this picture!© David RussellRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsThis structure was overlaid by a defined entry space which connects the two levels, functionally and visually and allows separation of functions and movement. The living areas connect to both the private courtyard in the rear and a deck area to the north to provide a large entertaining area, while also taking advantage of Adelaide’s normally mild climatic conditions. Save this picture!© David RussellThe building is contemporary in form, using materials and finishes selected to ensure it sits comfortably within its existing context. The form is simple, capped by a single skillion roof with detailing added to provide a three dimensional aspect to the façade. The road is quite narrow, with the streetscape defined by hedges, fences and trees, rather than the existing diverse architectural styles. In response, the site planning included placing the garage to the rear of the property along with the workshop, accessed by a driveway with a generous entry and exit. Save this picture!© David RussellIn order to minimise the disruption to surrounding properties, the building was cut into the site, reducing the bulk of the building on the rear boundaries. Materials used include Tasmanian sandstone, cream bricks and zinc wall cladding. Save this picture!© David RussellDesigned and equipped to minimise energy use, the building shell is well insulated, north and south floor windows are shaded and double glazed with high efficiency glass externally. Motorized blinds minimise the impact of the sun on the western façade. A large concrete filled spine wall through the centre of plan provides thermal mass to assist the overall thermal performance. Save this picture!© David RussellA geothermal air conditioning system, photovoltaic cells and solar hot water have been integrated into the project. To date, energy consumption has been approx 40% of the average usage for a house of comparable size. Two 5000L rainwater tanks are located below ground under the driveway and collect stormwater from the roof. These have been connected to provide water for toilet flushing and to water the rear courtyard. A grey water recycling system provides water via soaker pipes below ground along the western boundary and portion of the front garden.Save this picture!© David RussellProject gallerySee allShow lessMade to Measure: The Architecture of Leers Weinzapfel AssociatesArticlesInstitute for Contemporary Art / Holl + BCWH ArchitectsArticles Share CopyHouses•Glen Osmond, Australia ArchDaily Glen Osmond House / Swanbury Penglaselast_img read more

USDA Makes Funding Available to Develop Advanced Biofuels Projects

first_img Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Oct 21, 2013 USDA Makes Funding Available to Develop Advanced Biofuels Projects SHARE SHARE USDA is making 181-million dollars available to develop commercial-scale biorefineries or retrofit existing facilities with appropriate technology to develop advanced biofuels. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the financing will expand the number of commercial biorefineries in operation in the U.S. that are producing advanced biofuels from non-food sources. He says the USDA Biorefinery Assistance Program is another way the department is helping to carry out the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to develop every possible source of American-made energy. Vilsack says the benefits go beyond reducing the country’s dependence on foreign oil. He says these biorefineries are also creating lasting job opportunities in rural America and are boosting the rural economy as well.The Biorefinery Assistance Program was created through the 2008 Farm Bill. It provides loan guarantees to viable commercial-scale facilities to develop new and emerging technologies for advanced biofuels. The program has provided approximately 684-million dollars in assistance to support biofuels projects in eight states since the start of the Obama Administration.Source: NAFB News Service  Home Energy USDA Makes Funding Available to Develop Advanced Biofuels Projects Facebook Twitter Previous articleBudget Deal Provision is Important to Hoosier ExportsNext articleCommodity Classic and AG CONNECT to Join in 2016 Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Roches Street traders brace for a bumper arts, performance festival

first_imgTwitter Email Advertisement Facebook Linkedin by Rose RusheLeft, Hugh Lilburn, James Walsh of Fine Wines, leas Chathaoirleach Joe Crowley, Gillian O’Gorman, festival chair Marianne Fitzgibbon and Search and Rescue’s Peter HoganPhoto: Paul MullinsROYAL de Luxe’s 90ft Grandmother, street entertainers, caricaturists, face painters, music, dance, an Urban Horse and a weekend party will guarantee a best ever Roches Street Traders Art Festival in September. Hot shot film maker and comedian Pat Shortt has been secured to launch the festival proper, highlighting the performance art supplement to 2014’s programme.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Supported by retailers in neighbouring Catherine Street, this year’s festival runs from September 8 to 14, overlapping with the Elemental Arts & Culture Festival (12-14).According to festival chairperson Marion Fitzgibbon of Widdess Pharmacy, for every €100 raised by the sale of art, €25 will go to charity. At least 50 artists are presenting or donating at least one work each, and some are preparing several for display in store/ services windows.“When the plan to start up the arts festival was laid out years ago, we were looking at bringing art to the every day person. 14 years down the road, we have raised over €100,000 for our respective charities and this year’s beneficiaries are Limerick Marine search and Rescue, and the Mid West Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association”.She also welcomed Roches Street’s Eircom on board as a first time sponsor, crediting a generous donation to them, grooming of social media fanfare and the organisation of August 27’s fundraising table quiz in Jerry Flannery’s Bar. Catherine Street is dovetailing with its neighbours in creating a happy right angle so that additional festivities can take place for the long run in September.Mike Fitzpatrick, Veronica Benn, Hugh Lilburn and Gretta Gibbs of Gretta Gibbs at O’Brien’s Bar where the launch reception took placeCity of Culture Director Mike Fitzpatrick paid a good humoured tribute to Limerick Marine Search and Rescue for their help in staging “the most outlandish and crazy arts events in relation to eva [exhibition of visual + art]. They are serious supporters of arts and cultural life over the years”.Tony Cusack of the Search and Rescue Unit said that as they operated on a 24/7 basis, there was a need for constant training and maintenance to keep them properly prepared for their voluntary work.Speaking on behalf of the Spina Bifida and Hydracephalus Association, Gillian O’Gorman highlighted their binary work, supplying physiotherapy and support services for more than 200 families in the Mid West.All proceeds from the sale of art works by the traders will go towards both groups while visual art installations, fashions from LSAD, junk kouture exhibits and the Limerick Corridor Art Urban Horse will challenge the city streetscape every bit as much as the Lilliputian-hauled Grandmother.center_img NewsCommunityRoches Street traders brace for a bumper arts, performance festivalBy Rose Rushe – August 28, 2014 1351 WhatsApp Print Previous articleTime to nominate Limerick carers of the yearNext articleLimerick cage fighter Catherine lines up title shot Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Postlast_img read more

Nestor makes landfall in Florida, heavy rain and high winds expected

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Post-tropical storm Nestor made landfall in Florida Saturday, and while it continues to lose steam, heavy rain and gusty winds are expected to impact parts of Southeast U.S.Nestor touched down on St. Vincent Island, near Apalachicola, around 2:15 p.m. ET.The storm is no longer a tropical storm and is now considered a post-tropical low-pressure system. However, the storm will continue to race up the Southeast coast Saturday night into Sunday.Much of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina can expect heavy rain and high winds Saturday afternoon.A tornado watch for much of Florida was no longer in effect. There were four reported tornadoes in the Tampa Bay metro area overnight.The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said it had not received any reports of serious injuries related to the tornadoes. However, many residents sustained damage to their homes, some of which were severe, according to the sheriff’s office.The National Weather Service was surveying the damage from the tornadoes in Polk County and Pinellas County Saturday morning.On Sunday, Nestor will slide up the East Coast and bring heavy rain to parts of the Mid-Atlantic, including Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Once again, there will be at least some marginal severe probabilities in parts of Eastern North Carolina.Nestor will quickly be pushed eastward on Sunday night and Monday, with the majority of the storm heading into the Atlantic. While some showers and gusty winds will be possible, impacts should be kept to a minimum in much of the Northeast.Attention will immediately turn to a new storm developing in the West, that will race across the country this week, bringing rain and mountain snow to the Pacific Northwest. This is typical for fall, as low-pressure systems begin to trek further and further into the mid-latitudes due to colder air gaining strength in the Arctic.The storm is also causing gusty winds ahead of the frontal system, which could briefly cause pockets of fire danger from California to the Rocky Mountains.Late Sunday and early Monday, as the storm heads into the Central U.S., it will spark a line of intense storms and heavy rain. There is a chance for some severe weather across Northern Texas, parts of Oklahoma and Arkansas. The threats will be damaging winds, large hail and possible tornadoes.Then on Monday and into early Tuesday, heavy rain and severe storms will move into parts of the southern U.S., especially the Mississippi River Valley. There will be a potential for a few tornadoes in this round of severe weather. This classic fall severe weather set-up looks like it could be the most notable severe weather in the last couple of months.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Mom named person of interest in disappearance of 5-year-old Jacksonville girl: Sheriff

first_imgJacksonville Sheriffs Office(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — The mother of missing 5-year-old Jacksonville girl Taylor Williams is now a person of interest in the little girl’s disappearance, authorities said Monday.Taylor’s mother, Brianna Williams, is not cooperating with investigators and has not spoken to authorities since Wednesday, the day Taylor was reported missing, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said at a news conference on Monday.Brianna Williams was the last person to see the little girl, he said.“We still need her cooperation,” Sheriff Williams said Monday.Taylor Williams was reported missing Wednesday morning.She was allegedly last seen in her home in Jacksonville around midnight on Wednesday when her mother put her to bed. Brianna Williams said when she woke up around 7 a.m., she said she noticed the back door to the home was unlocked and Taylor wasn’t in her room, authorities said.The search has now expanded to Alabama and the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department has deployed 38 people to the neighboring state. Williams said his office’s homicide unit and missing person unit have also sent teams to Alabama.Anyone who has seen Brianna and Taylor Williams in the last two weeks between Jacksonville and Alabama is asked to contact authorities, Sheriff Williams said. Investigators believe Brianna Williams was driving a black 2017 Honda Accord.Federal authorities are also helping.“We will do anything we can to bring her home,” said Rachel Rojas of the FBI’s Jacksonville office.“We absolutely hope to find her alive,” Williams added.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Business as usual

first_imgRecessionis usually a time when employees’ anxiety levels start to rise at the prospectof lay-offs. But however bad the current slowdown becomes, it needn’t be toomuch of a concern for interim managers.  By Rob McLuhanIfa recession does happen, interim agencies say opportunities are likely tochange in character, as the business environment turns from hectic expansion toretrenchment. Instead of going into a newly-merged company to harmoniseprocedures, interims are as likely to find themselves handling redundancyprogrammes or helping find ways to weather the downturn.Butdespite an inevitable slackening in the market, there has been little sign thatcompanies will not continue to be as reliant on the expertise of seniormanagers on short-term contracts as they have been during the growth years.”Themarket for interims is likely to flourish in this economic climate,”predicts Caroline Battson, head of interim at Macmillan Davis Hodes. “Whenthere is uncertainty regarding budgets, they offer a flexible solution for acompany that can”t maintain a permanent headcount, but needs projectscompleting by certain date.”Astraw poll at a recent meeting of the Interim Management Association, whichrepresents 23 of the 30 mainstream providers, indicated little immediate causefor concern, according to Charles Russam, chairman of Russam GMS. “Clientsare saying ‘the work has got to get done, so let’s do it’,” he says. TheDunstable-based agency continues to receive enquiries from a broad cross-sectionof employers.Theprospect of a downturn, however, has naturally recalled memories of the lastrecession in the early 1990s. Then, Russam points out, the expectation was thatpermanent staff would be reduced in favour of those working short-termcontracts.”Inthe event the opposite happened and the temps were cleared out, so onenaturally wonders if the same thing will happen again.” He suspects itwill be different this time – companies are much leaner than they were 10 yearsago, so there is less scope for lay-offs, while over the past decade the valueof interims as a resource option has become increasingly recognised.Employersthat do resort to slashing the payroll could find themselves having to bring ininterims to compensate. “A company that cuts too many positions runs therisk of leaving itself underskilled,” says Patrique Habboo, managingdirector of MD Executives on Assignment. “So it needs expertise on aplug-and-play basis.”Anotherphenomenon in a recession is the exodus of talent from failing firms, creatinggaps that temporary managers will be brought in to fill. “Interims are notclimbing the corporate ladder and don’t mind taking on tasks that would notattract people for a permanent role,” Habboo says.Untilrecently demand was strong in telecoms and media, with big CRM projects neededin the wake of rapid expansion. With the recession affecting those sectors,that is starting to fade. Habboo says this year there has been growing demandfor experts in finance, and in sales and marketing, for instance inimplementing multi-channel strategies. “That is a sign of the times,”he says. “If businesses start missing their numbers, the people they lookto are finance and marketing directors to tell them what needs to be done.”Skillsin demandAtImpact Executives, managing director David Bradford reports that technologyskills continue to top the list of client needs. However, he also notes anincreased demand for project management expertise. “Companies have begunto realise that interims are ideal for this kind of work and probably moreeconomical than a management consultancy, which until recently were the mainsource,” he says.Bradfordalso recognises a strong demand for individuals with turnaround expertise inrescuing failing companies, as well as for senior executives in marketing, HRand finance.AndMacmillan Davis Hodes is starting to experience activity in the not-for-profitsector of charities and local government, which is likely to be one of theleast affected by the downturn. “These organisations enjoy planning forthe future and have firm ideas of what they need, which means they work toschedules that don’t change,” Battson says.AmongIMs themselves there is cautious optimism. John Moules, currently on an HRassignment from Penna Interim, thinks there will continue to be a fair numberof opportunities although they will inevitably diminish somewhat with fewermergers and acquisitions. “It is not going to get any easier, but there isadequate work to tackle,” he suggests. “Interims will have to be abit sharper about exploring the market – the better people will find their waythrough.”Thereis no doubt that clients increasingly recognise the benefits of employinginterim managers for specific, short-term projects. “A good agency cansource quality people within days, having already carried out a pre-interviewto ensure they are the right fit,” says Malcolm Browne, managing directorof Penna Interim. “That enables HR to meet line managers’ needs quickly.”Whatdistinguishes the interim from a permanent role is the amount of knowledgerequired at the outset. At MD Executives on Assignment, Habboo recalls a Cityclient pointing out that a full-time recruit would be expected to have 80 percent of the required capability and acquire the rest gradually. By contrast,for an interim posting it would seek an individual with 120 per centcapability, who could hit the ground running.Inthis case the interim assignment lasted three to four months, which was roughlyhow long the company allowed new recruits to settle in. “What this meansis that our people have to grasp the issues, turn the job around, and exit inthe same period of time that permanent people are finding their feet,”Habboo says.OverseasopportunitiesGlobalisationhas brought an increase in demand for foreign assignments, which requirespecific skills. For a four-month assignment in Mexico, MD Executives onAssignment placed an individual who not only spoke fluent commercial Spanishbut also knew how to deal with Latin American bureaucrats. Similarly, for afinance role in Italy, the need was for a manager familiar with the localbusiness culture.AtInterim Management Services, administration manager Sheila Chalker expects theproportion of international business to increase in the next few years,particularly in the European technology sector. With so many opportunitiesabroad, any ability in languages should be highlighted on CVs. Yet surprisinglymany managers leave this off altogether, agencies say. Chalker is particularlycritical of the overall quality of their submissions, saying, “It is justas important for an interim manager to sell himself through his CV as it wouldbe if he were seeking a permanent position.”MeetingbriefsThisopinion is echoed by Browne of Penna Interim, which recently placed HR managersin two French financial services companies. “I would much rather hearabout their languages than their interest in gardening or theatre,” hesays.Fora Japanese electronics firm Penna was asked to recruit an HR expert to carryout a business transfer operation to another company. This required anindividual with Japanese language or business experience, as well as anunderstanding of Tupe and an employee relations HR background.Withcomplex briefs such as this it helps if the agency works with clients to definetheir needs, in terms of the skills required, the length of the contract, andthe degree of accountability, and specifies the desired timetables and outcomes.Onthe behavioural side, interims need the capacity to join new teams and buildgood working relationships as quickly as possible. That too involves a certainamount of preparation by the client. “We ask them to think about whatbasic resources will be available, in terms of access to computer andsecretarial facilities, who will they meet and report to, and what will theyprovide in terms of data,” Browne says.Pennahas been doing a lot of work in project and programme management, which Browneidentifies as an underlying core skill for interim managers. One client iscurrently going through a huge European rebranding exercise and requiredsomeone to run the project office. That was a challenge, Browne says, as itneeded to find a marketer with an understanding of IT.Theprofile of the interim manager tends to vary according to sector. In IT, theskills sets are often found in individuals in their 30s, whereas for HR, theneed is more usually for professionals with substantial experience of employeerelationships. “Clients are looking for people with that grey-hairedwisdom,” says Browne.Justas the activity is being afforded greater respect by businesses, the profile ofthe typical manager has changed substantially over recent years. Individualstend now to see interim work as a career rather than a temporary necessity,relishing the variety and challenge offered by different projects. In place ofthe stereotype of the senior man filling a gap before retirement, the interimis as likely to be a woman and can be any age.Thechanging demographic is confirmed by a recent survey from the Interim Group.This showed that only 5 per cent of interim managers are aged 51-60 comparedwith 53 per cent in the 31-40 age range. There are also a substantial number ofjuniors in their 20s working in temporary assignments, the research found.”Thereis a myth that bridging managers tend to be in the more mature agebracket,” says Alyson Gilbert-Smith, managing director of Interim Group.”Our analysis highlights that this is a desirable career plan forindependent executives of any age, whether at senior or middle level. Suchpeople seek demanding short-term assignments that offer valuable experiences.”Thisview is confirmed by Battson at Macmillan Davis Hodes, who says, “Tenyears ago, a lot of managers got involved in interim work having been maderedundant, so the quality was patchy. Now it is more usual for people to do itbecause they want to.”FlexiblebenefitsBattsonadds, “A few days ago I was talking to the HR director of well-knownorganisation. She said she was getting to the stage where she would really likethe flexibility and challenges of being an interim manager, and would be quitehappy to take two months off during the summer.”Thevariety is an attraction – as well as changing jobs every few months, someinterims work on more than one project at the same time. For instance, theymight devote five days a week to a principal assignment, and act as anon-executive director one day a month somewhere else.Aninitial barrier is the perception that working on short contracts lackssecurity. But those who have tried it often find themselves quickly settlinginto it as a way of life. “What we are starting to find is that people whohave been made redundant twice are turning to interim management and finding itnot as insecure as they thought it might be,” Battson says.Forthose who are less keen on its transitory quality, there is often the prospectof being offered a permanent job. That is not an issue for agencies, who canprofit by charging a fee. Impact Executives says almost a quarter of itsinterims end up going full time with a client, and the figure is even higher atMacmillan Davis Hodes.Butfor those who take to it there is always the prospect of extending horizons.Having spent 31 years working in the financial sector in HR, Moules recentlyembarked on an integration project for a major insurance firm, and is nowhelping develop a performance management culture there. However, in the futurehe thinks there could be advantages in looking for fresh challenges outside hissector. In the meantime, a career as an interim has allowed Moules to gain amuch broader perspective of business. Thinking on his feet has become secondnature, he says, as new situations and challenges crop up on a daily basis.Oneof the greatest rewards is the ability to achieve results quickly. “Youlive on what you can deliver,” says Moules. “The challenge of jumpinginto different corporate worlds with immediate feedback on what you do isincredibly motivating. It often makes you feel more valued than in yourprevious life as an employee.”ResourcesAssociationof Temporary and Interim Management Services (ATIES): Industry Survey 2000, BIE/MORI 020-7222 1010, [email protected] Manager: A New Career Model for the Experienced Manager, DavidClutterbuck, Financial Times/Prentice Hall Publishing, ISBN 0 2736 3293 0MarketResearch Report 2000 and monthly Snapshot surveys, Russam GMS, Survey 2001, Leading Edge Interim Management, 020-7451 0051QuarterlyStatistics, Interim Management Association, 020-7462 3294 Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Business as usualOn 20 Nov 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more