Britam Holdings Limited ( 2017 Annual Report

first_imgBritam Holdings Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Britam Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Britam Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Britam Holdings Limited (  2017 annual report.Company ProfileBritam Holdings Limited is an investment holding company providing solutions for insurance, investment management and property management for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company services markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, Malawi and Mozambique. Britam Holdings Limited also offers solutions for short- and long-term insurance, asset management and property management. Personal and corporate solutions are available for individual and group life, pension, medical, micro and general insurance. Its insurance product offering covers unit-linked products and plans for education, whole-life plans, life, critical illness, disability as well as products covering fire, aviation, engineering, motor, marine, personal accidents, liability, theft and workers compensation. Britam Holdings Limited specialist divisions deal with discretionary/segregated portfolio management, wealth management and unit trusts. The company has interests in purchasing and selling properties and developing, leasing or renting land. Formerly known as British-American Investments Company (Kenya) Limited when it was founded in 1920, the company changed its name to Britam Holdings Limited in 2015. The company head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Britam Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Mass brawl in French second division playoff between Pau and La Rochelle

first_imgSunday May 12, 2013 Mass brawl in French second division playoff between Pau and La Rochelle There was chaos in France last night as the Pro D2 semi final game between Pau and La Rochelle degenerated in what resembled a street fight in the last ten minutes. Three players were red carded within a few minutes, as Pau won 30-16. The playoff was marred by incidents, despite them starting fairly late in the game. There were earlier scuffles, and there’s a bit of history between the two sides, but by the time the fights happened, Pau were already looking comfortable and on the way to victory.Pau backs coach David Aucagne said: “It’s ugly. There was a dispute, but it is rugby, you must stay focused. I am not sure that was the case today. Daniel [Ramsay] has probably broken hand. They [La Rochelle] managed to get what they wanted. This is great,” he added sarcastically.La Rochelle would no doubt disagree with his assesment of matters, but whatever the case, three players were red carded in about two minutes, and it wasn’t a great advert for rugby.Referee Cedric Marchat sent off Johan Wessels and Marlon Solofuti first, then Jordan Seneca a few minutes later, but he probably could have picked from a number of culprits.Eventually he had to go to the sideline, where things were also heated, to ask the coaches to speak to their players. Lots of finger pointing aside, things finally calmed down after that.The Related Posts below the video feature 11 other mass brawls you probably won’t want to missView the try scoring highlights from the matchTime: 5:45Credit: chuckyrmcAll the try scoring highlights from the Pau vs La Rochelle Pro D2 Semi Final ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Mariam House / Antonio Altarriba

first_img “COPY” Mariam House / Antonio AltarribaSave this projectSaveMariam House / Antonio AltarribaSave this picture!© Diego OpazoHouses•Bétera, Spain Mariam House / Antonio Altarriba “COPY” Save this picture!© Diego OpazoThe house arises as a response to the site where it is located, with the south area within the plot and the north facing the street. Conceptually, it is composed of a volume for the day area on the ground floor, clad externally with white plaster on the rear areas, and wood on the front, and another volume for the sleeping area on the upper level, clad in phyllite stone, supported by the lower volume and cantilevered on the south and west sides.Save this picture!© Diego OpazoRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAThe two volumes are connected through a void which allows a spatial relationship between the lower and upper levels, and where the staircase is located. We intend to eliminate all visual barriers, and to signify this intersection, this void, so the ladder and walkway that occupy this place are materialized with light elements, steel, glass and wood, to allow a direct recognition of the space.Save this picture!© Diego OpazoThe proposal seeks to divide the uses of the house into day area on the ground floor, always connected to the garden through large windows, and sleeping area on the upper floor, where the three bedrooms are located, two of them sharing a bathroom, and the bedroom suite with a double orientation that cantilevers over the pool.Save this picture!© Diego OpazoThe ground floor volume is also pierced by a void that connects to the basement, which brings light to all interior areas of the house. The ground floor has three bands, the south side, which overlooks the garden and pool and contains the living-dining-kitchen, transparent and interconnected. The center band, which is where the stairs and yard are located, and the north side, which contains the laundry, a toilet and a guest suite.Save this picture!© Diego OpazoThe house ends at the pool, which has the same width as the west side of the lower volume, and that apart from performing the usual functions, is conceived as an architectural element that greets visitors and leads them to the entrance house.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessA Year Without OscarArchitecture NewsTunnels Under London: the Largest Infrastructure Project in EuropeArchitecture News Share Copy Architects: Antonio Altarriba Year Completion year of this architecture project + 17 Share Spain Year:  Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects ArchDaily 2013 CopyAbout this officeAntonio AltarribaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBéteraSpainPublished on December 04, 2013Cite: “Mariam House / Antonio Altarriba” [Casa Mariam / Antonio Altarriba] 04 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More 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 streamlast_img read more

Harvey Road / Erbar Mattes

first_imgPhotographs:  Stale Eriksen Save this picture!© Stale Eriksen+ 11 Share “COPY” United Kingdom Harvey Road / Erbar Mattes Contractor:Ireneusz MaduziaStructural Engineer:Thomas Hallam Consulting LimitedCity:LondonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Stale EriksenRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationText description provided by the architects. The existing house, is the home of a family with two young children. The former ground floor layout was biased towards the front of the house. A playroom, dining space and kitchen were arranged within an undefined open space, oriented towards the street and the party wall of a neighbouring extension. The brief was to reconfigure and extend the ground floor in order to improve the connection to the garden.Save this picture!© Stale EriksenThe new ‘garden room’ inverts the former street-facing layout. Benefiting from the afternoon light, this space forms the new heart of the house, incorporating kitchen, dining and play area for the children. The kitchen layout is turned 90 degrees to face the garden.Save this picture!Existing Floor PlanSave this picture!Floor PlanThe flank and rear walls of the original extension were removed at ground floor level in order to accommodate the new extension with side return. The space is tectonically defined by the new structural elements, which bear the load of the floor above.Save this picture!© Stale EriksenThe former bay window arrangement was reinterpreted as one large opening with a deep window seat, corresponding with the depth of the first floor bay window. A movable oak framed window allows the space to open towards the terrace. The children’s toys are stored in large drawers underneath the upholstered window bench. Save this picture!© Stale EriksenSave this picture!A generous roof light, along the length of the room, washes the new party wall with natural daylight. Level access to the garden is via a 1.2m wide and 2.5m high timber framed glass door.Save this picture!© Stale EriksenThe existing narrow outdoor terrace was enlarged to form a patio. The pre-cast concrete window sill and masonry plinth serve as seating areas, while a new timber fence structures the garden and was designed to form a back rest along the masonry bench.Save this picture!© Stale EriksenThe former drawing room was reinstated in its original shape and new ancillary functions, grouped in the central area of the plan.Save this picture!© Stale EriksenLime washed masonry, precast concrete, and white oiled oak were used throughout. Precast concrete was used for the sill, lintel and copings. The precast elements are composed of white limestone aggregates and white cement, and sandblasted to a rough finish. The structural components were clad in oak veneer internally, matching the floor boards and built-in furniture. The work surfaces in the kitchen are formed of single concrete slabs with exposed aggregates and a honed finish.Project gallerySee allShow less71 Thousand High-Res Historical Maps Available for Free DownloadArchitecture NewsThis World Record Breaking Bridge is Made Entirely from LEGOArchitecture News Share Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses, Renovation•London, United Kingdom 2016 Area:  100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Year:  Harvey Road / Erbar MattesSave this projectSaveHarvey Road / Erbar Mattes Architects: Erbar Mattes Area Area of this architecture project Projects Environmental Engineering Partnership CopyAbout this officeErbar MattesOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationLondonEnglandUnited KingdomPublished on October 20, 2016Cite: “Harvey Road / Erbar Mattes” 20 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersEducational3MProjection Screen Whiteboard FilmPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsLinoleum / Vinyl / Epoxy / UrethaneTerrazzo & MarbleTerrazzo in The Gateway ArchSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in Kansas City University BuildingGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Curved Glass PrintingMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamChairs / StoolsFreifrauBarstool – OnaSealants / ProtectorsWoodenha IndustriesFireproofing System for Wood Cladding – BIME®More 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 ArchDaily Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Services Engineer: last_img read more

MM Tropical Suburb Town House / MM++ architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs CopyAbout this officeMM++ architectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsHo Chi Minh CityOn FacebookVietnamPublished on September 29, 2020Cite: “MM Tropical Suburb Town House / MM++ architects” 29 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?MM 热带城郊住宅,风格多元的自然之家 / MM++ architects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 Architects: MM++ architects Area Area of this architecture project MM Tropical Suburb Town House / MM++ architects Photographs:  Hiroyuki Oki Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2019 “COPY” ArchDaily Year:  Manufacturers: Daikin, AIRMOUNTAIN, District 8 Design, Kholer, PhilipsArchitect In Charge:Mỹ An Pham Thi, Khang Đinh Công, Michael CharruaultDesign Team:MM++ ArchitectsCity:Ho Chi Minh CityCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)StonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. The MM home appears to be carved out of a singular, monolithic block of concrete. It openly shares the materials of its making – raw painted concrete and a vertex of timber railway sleepers meticulously organised to delineate a rooftop exoskeleton, as if the roof has been paused in its foundational form to give full access to the sky.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiSave this picture!master Bedroom PlanSave this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiAs with many Vietnamese ‘tube’ houses, the narrow footprint of the plot is offset by skyward ambition. To prevent the interior from ever feeling pent up, the architects looked to Edo architecture, the De Stijl movement, and Vietnamese modernism.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiThe unique trapezoidal plot of land, with two street facing sides and a front row view of the Saigon river, called for a design that is at ease with seeing and being seen from all sides. Spatial design strategies bisect the trapezoid building into large rectangular rooms with wedge shaped annexes that serve as bathrooms and custom fitted storage solutions.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiSave this picture!Living Room and Mezzanine PlanSave this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiBalconies are carved into the primary form of the building rather than protruding outwards. This method of deduction provides welcome shade and panoramic vantage points, whilst remaining cleverly concealed from the outside. Inlaid features are a motif throughout –  the master bed, bathtubs, living room seating – creating uninterrupted space and views from all corners in the rooms.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiEmbrasure style openings are used in place of windows, inviting air circulation and sunlight into the house. They also act as sundials – casting crisp geometric shadows choreographed by the passage of daylight, whilst keeping out the searing Saigon heat.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiSave this picture!General SectionSave this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiAn anticipatory winding walk between the recessed Indian fortified door leads you to the open air living room, through a revelatory garden set above street level, hidden from outside. The garden is woven throughout the house, whereby plants have been given free reign to clamber between all levels, adorning the foundational cubic forms of the structure.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiThe living area is immediately hospitable – with an inlaid bench running the length of the space insisting on informality –  inviting sprawling, reclining or cross legged sitting. The space benefits from facing the dual natural light sources of the garden and the inverse embrasures on the facing wall – which create a sense of sanctuary. Open air is championed instead of bound in space, an environmental consideration inspired by the architect Luis Barragan.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiSave this picture!Front an Back ElevationsSave this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiA textured, rust red colour feature wall is reminiscent of adobe brick, casting an earthy half-light. As well as eliminating glare, its tactile surface emphasizes the textural play between materials throughout the house, contrasting with the poured concrete of the stairs and floors, the sharp, sleek lines of the steel railings and the dappled panes of coloured glass. The sense of sanctuary continues with the glass choreographing streaks of jewel toned light. The bold colours typical of 1880s and 1890s transom glass are here rendered in minimalist compositions inspired by De Stijl, Mondrian’s paintings in particular.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiAs well as its De Stijl influences, the MM Home resonates with Japanese Edo period domestic architecture; staggered floor heights within each level of the building, exposed substructures, and the respectful dominance of raw wood, left minimally treated and finished. Every design component tessellates like puzzle pieces, orchestrated to minimize harsh sunlight and compose dimmed, cool retreats.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiIt was of utmost importance that the interior design gratified all the diverse experiences and treasures shared by the inhabitants of the MM home, so couldn’t be constricted to a singular stylistic influence. Collected during times spent across the world, these memories are as personable and eclectic as the house itself, forging a home of indoor expeditions.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiProject gallerySee allShow lessWhat’s the Collaborative Network Behind the Process of Building?Architecture NewsODA Designs Largest Affordable Housing Project in NYCArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Vietnam CopyHouses, House Interiors•Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam MM Tropical Suburb Town House / MM++ architectsSave this projectSaveMM Tropical Suburb Town House / MM++ architectsSave this picture!© Hiroyuki Oki+ 56Curated by Hana Abdel Share Area:  600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Houseslast_img read more

Calendar Girls hold inaugural Tea with the Girls fundraising event

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via The Calendar Girls have launched a new fundraising event for Bloodwise, that invites women to hold an afternoon tea this summer in support of the charity.The inaugural Bloodwise Tea with the Girls was held on 12th April, 18 years to the day since their first alternative WI calendar. The new fundraising event was inspired and initiated by the original Girls, who hosted this month’s first tea.The Girls were joined at the launch in Burnsall Village Hall by family, friends and members of the local community who were instrumental in the making of the first calendar, as well as by a number of local blood cancer patients.Diana Jupp, acting CEO of Bloodwise, said:“We are incredibly proud of all that the Girls have achieved, and will be forever grateful for the amount of money and awareness that they have raised for Bloodwise over the years.“Their fundraising has undoubtedly transformed blood cancer research and directly improved the lives of patients living with the disease today. With the money raised from Tea with the Girls we can fund more research that will save the lives of patients with the disease, which kills more people each year than breast or prostate cancer.”A free Tea with the Girls fundraising pack including a guide to hosting an event, celebrity recipe cards and cake toppers is available from the Bloodwise site.The original calendar was conceived by Angela Baker and her friends in Yorkshire after her husband John passed away from non-Hodgkin lymphoma. To date, the ladies have raised £4 million for Bloodwise.Tea parties are a popular fundraiser: National Tea Day takes place this week on 21st April with a number of charities taking part, including The Sick Children’s Trust with its Big Chocolate Tea event, British Red Cross with its HumaniTea, and The Trussell Trust, which is asking people to host a Tea for Trussell.Main image: The inaugural Tea with the Girls with the original WI Alternative Calendar girls and local blood cancer patients in Burnsall Village Hall, North Yorks, April 12 2017. Advertisement Melanie May | 20 April 2017 | News Calendar Girls hold inaugural Tea with the Girls fundraising eventcenter_img  161 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: fundraising events Fundraising ideas  162 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4last_img read more

The 52nd Pasadena Showcase House of Design Annual ‘Empty House Party’ Draws A Crowd

first_img Make a comment Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Design The 52nd Pasadena Showcase House of Design Annual ‘Empty House Party’ Draws A Crowd From STAFF REPORTS | Photography PETER CHRISTIANSEN VALLI Published on Monday, February 1, 2016 | 12:13 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Subscribe Business News 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes The 2016 Showcase season officially kicked-off on Friday, January 22nd. More than 450 design enthusiasts and patrons of the arts joined the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) in La Cañada Flintridge for their annual Empty House Party. Held at an elegant 1918 Mission Revival estate, the event unveiled the fifty-second Pasadena Showcase House of Design. Previously known as “Dryborough Hall,” the estate made its Showcase debut 29 years ago in 1987.At the Empty House Party, chaired by Dana Marevich and Karen Butcher, guests and media were treated to a sneak peek of the property before it begins its magical transformation at the hands of 20 interior designers and eight exterior designers.The house, which exudes stately elegance and pervades a sense of early California style, will be revitalized in the coming months, and by Spring, will be fully transformed into a must-see destination. “Thought” to be designed by American architect Myron Hunt for restaurateur Leon C. Riggs, this glamorous home has maintained a good state of preservation since it was built in the early 20th century and has contributed to the architectural and historical context of La Cañada Flintridge. The main residence is about 16,000 square feet, has 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and is complemented by a 2,032 square foot 2 bed/2 bath guest house. The 2-acre property includes mature trees, a horse corral, an outdoor barbecue area, pool and spa.“This is a very exciting night for us. We have been working diligently to get the House to this point,” said Marilyn Campbell Anderson, this year’s Benefit Chair. “Showcase is a huge undertaking. Our volunteers are the backbone of the organization and through their efforts, year after year, we are able to produce Showcase and raise funds to support music education programs throughout the community.”While walking through the house and perusing designer renderings, sketches, color selections, and fabric swatches, attendees enjoyed an impressive selection of culinary offerings from The Kitchen for Exploring Foods. The menu included hearty winter soups; garden fresh salads accompanied by the likes of blood oranges, watercress and pomegranate seeds; a selection of succulent oysters; flavorful braised beef with duck fat roasted fingerling potatoes; a medley of artisanal cheeses and exotic fruits; and decadent desserts complete with aromatic coffees and after-dinner liqueurs.The Empty House Party is the official announcement for PSHA’s annual benefit, the Pasadena Showcase House of Design for 2016. The Pasadena Showcase House of Design is one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the United States. Each year, Southern California’s most prominent interior and exterior designers renovate an estate of architectural significance using the latest design products and concepts.“We are grateful to the city, our members and our community,” said PSHA President Gretchen McNally. “Showcase is truly a community-oriented event and because of their support, we have been able to help endless students further their music education.”Approximately 30,000 guests will visit the House, its restaurant, and the Shops at Showcase this Spring to view the results of the time and dedication invested by the designers and the PSHA volunteers. The 2016 Showcase House will be open to the public April 17 to May 15, 2016. Tickets to Showcase go on sale February 3, 2016 and cost between $35-$45. To purchase tickets, or for more information about PSHA, please visit Pasadena Showcase House for the ArtsAn all-volunteer organization, PSHA is a non-profit California Corporation whose members donate their time and talents to produce the annual Pasadena Showcase House of Design, one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the nation. PSHA celebrated the milestone of its fiftieth Showcase House in 2014. Founded in 1948, the organization has donated over $20 million to provide music programs in the community. Examples include the underwriting of concerts, choral productions, musical theater, opera, jazz quartets, marching bands, and orchestras at local schools, senior centers, and many other non-profit organizations. Additionally, a staple part of PSHA’s program is music therapy for at-risk children, scholarships for young musicians, and music education at a variety of levels. This is in addition to their longstanding support of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. They also produce three highly regarded annual music programs: Music Mobile™, Instrumental Competition and Youth Concert. An essential part of PSHA’s mission is to nurture the study and appreciation of music and to ensure that music is available to a broad range of audiences. For over 65 years, PSHA has funded and produced programs that have enriched the lives of countless people and brought a lasting legacy to the community. Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

Bundoran one of two places with average property price below €100k

first_imgMore than 600 homes worth 1 million euro and over were sold this year.Daft dot ie’s Wealth Report shows the five most expensive properties sold were in Dublin.Ireland’s most expensive street has been revealed as Temple Gardens in Rathmines, where houses sell for an average price of 3.1 million euro.There’s only two markets in the country where average property prices are below 100,000 euro – Bundoran in Co Donegal and Castlereagh in Co Roscommon. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp By News Highland – December 13, 2020 Google+ Google+ Pinterest Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Twitter Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleHorgan speaks about players signed for 2021 – and departure of Sam ToddNext articleBrexit talks continue, real split is over ‘level playing field’ News Highland WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Bundoran one of two places with average property price below €100k Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebooklast_img read more

Coronavirus updates: NFL players who contract coronavirus could face team discipline

first_imgMyriam Borzee/iStockBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 646,000 people worldwide.Over 16 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 4.2 million diagnosed cases and at least 146,788 deaths.Here is how the news is developing Monday. All times Eastern:8:20 a.m.: No live family tributes on Sept. 11 anniversary This year on Sept. 11, the ceremony marking the anniversary of the terror attacks will not include the annual in-person recitation of names by victims’ relatives. The National September 11 Memorial and Museum informed the families in a letter that, because of the pandemic, the reading of names during the commemoration would be recorded. Families are still welcome on the plaza in lower Manhattan for an event with social distancing and masks. The ceremony will still mark six moments of silence for when the planes struck the World Trade Center, when the towers fell, when the Pentagon was attacked and when UA93 crashed in a Pennsylvania field.3:51 a.m.: Italy cracks down on mask useSeveral businesses in Naples have been fined €1,000 after they were deemed responsible “during a commercial transaction” for customers and clients who did not wear a mask in their establishment.Besides fines, the government can also force businesses to close for a period between five to 30 days if they are found to be not in compliance. France will also introduce fines of €135 for people who do not wear a mask in public spaces indoors.12:56 a.m.: NFL players who attend ‘high-risk’ events and contract coronavirus face team discipline, lack of payNFL players who contract the coronavirus through “high-risk” activity away from team facilities can face team discipline and might be at risk of not being paid, according to the league’s new protocol.A memo sent by the NFLPA to agents this weekend, a copy of which was obtained by ESPN, outlines several rules governing player contracts, opt-out provisions and the contractual consequences of a canceled season.The memo says that the final language of Friday’s agreement between the league and the players will appear in a side letter that is still being negotiated and that the information distributed this weekend represents “a summary of major aspects of the COVID amendments.” The basics have been dealt with, and the final section of the memo is devoted to the fact that players will be held responsible for the way they circulate in public while the coronavirus remains present.Players were told weeks ago on a conference call with NFLPA leadership that they could face discipline, including fines, for conduct detrimental to the team if they are found to have contracted COVID-19 through reckless activity away from the facility. This weekend’s memo reinforces that and says that such activity could allow a team to challenge the status of a COVID-19 diagnosis as a football injury.If such a challenge were to succeed, presumably the team could place the player on the non-football injury list, a move that would allow the team the option of not paying him.The memo also states: “Clubs/NFL can challenge designation as a football related injury if it can prove that the player contracted COVID-19 through engaging in high risk conduct below. (This issue remains open.)”“Players are going to have to be careful outside the building,” Los Angeles Rams tackle Andrew Whitworth said last week on a conference call after disclosing that he and his entire family got the virus after one of them went to lunch with a friend. “All it takes is one exposure, and it can spread like wildfire.”  Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

1 dead, 4 critically injured in Texas office shooting; possible suspect in custody

first_imgMicroStockHub/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO and MARK OSBORNE, ABC News(BRYAN, Texas) — There were six people shot and one killed Thursday afternoon at a cabinet making business in Bryan, Texas, just outside of College Station, officials said.Four people were critically injured in the shooting at Kent Moore Cabinets and taken to St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital, the Bryan Police Department said. Another person shot was taken to the hospital in non-critical condition.Bryan police said they believe the suspect is in custody. The person in custody is an employee of the company.A seventh individual was taken to the hospital after suffering an asthma attack.“Officers responded, they found several victims, and they were checking the area, check the building looking for more victims,” Bryan Police Department Lt. Jason James said in a brief presser. “This is a fluid event still so we’re still trying to get some more information.”The FBI said in a statement it was “aware of the incident that occurred today in Bryan,” but the Bryan Police Department is leading the investigation. The Houston Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is also responding.Additional information was not immediately available.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more